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According to an article on Immigration Reform’s website, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) collected 2,000 illegal aliens during a nationwide sweep July 13-Aug. 20.

Of those 2,000 illegal aliens, nearly 85 percent had extensive criminal histories.

There were 388 convictions and 386 pending charges for assault, 291 convictions and 216 pending charges for domestic violence, 83 convictions and 64 pending charges for sexual offenses, 136 convictions and 63 pending charges for family offenses, 71 convictions and 40 pending charges for sexual offenses involving minors, and 14 convictions and 12 pending charges for homicide.

Through news reports, it was revealed Manuel De Jesus Rodriguez-Esperanza was arrested in Hyattsville, Maryland. He was wanted in El Salvador for aggravated homicide and had been ordered deported in 2016 but remained one of the approximately 1 million aliens who managed to remain in America in diance of those orders, according to Jessica Vaughn of the Center for Immigration Studies.

Vaughn called ICE’s round-up, routine.

During fiscal year 2019, ICE arrested people with 1,900 convictions and charges for homicide, 1,800 for kidnapping, 12,000 sex offenses, 5,000 sexual assaults, 45,000 assaults, 67,000 crimes involving drugs, 10,000 weapons offenses and 74,000 DUIs.

Despite the agency’s efforts to keep our country safe, the political Left continues to campaign for ICE’s abolishment.

With numbers and efforts like this being considered “routine,” perhaps it is time penalties for employers become a little more harsh.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall