Deported: Michigan In Spotlight Over Police Raids Of “High-Risk” Illegal Immigrants

Deported: Michigan In Spotlight Over Police Raids Of “High-Risk” Illegal Immigrants

Federal immigration officials arrest illegal immigrants in a past operation. (Photo via U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

As debate rages over the feasibility of Donald Trump’s vow to deport all illegal immigrants in less than two years, federal officials are taking action to deal with illegals who they say pose a significant threat to public safety. Kent County, Michigan took center stage, accounting for nearly ¼ of “high-risk” illegal immigrants that were arrested recently as part of a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation in  Michigan and Ohio.

Of the 79 illegals arrested in the operation, 21 were in Kent County, the most of any region. All but one of the 79 had a previous arrest, with crimes including felony weapons possession and child molestation according to MLive.

Of the 26 counties in Michigan and Ohio where ICE arrested people here illegally, Kent County had the most, with 21. Franklin County, Ohio, was next, with 15…

“Operations like this highlight ICE’s ongoing commitment to prioritizing convicted criminals and public safety threats for removal,” Rebecca Adducci, field office director for removal operations in Detroit, said in a statement.

Five of the suspects have been previously deported. They are facing charges for felony re-entry after deportation.

53 of the 79 were Mexican nationals, but one was from Saudi Arabia according to a release from federal officials. Other countries those rounded up hail from include Peru, Vietnam, Canada, United Kingdom, Philippines, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Laos, Bangladesh, India, Bahamas, Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, Cuba, Honduras, Haiti, Croatia and Saudi Arabia.

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