ICE Announcements of Enforcement Actions

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) conducts targeted fugitive operations on a regular basis, both nationwide and locally in 24 field offices across the United States. ICE deportation officers carry out targeted enforcement operations daily nationwide. These operations involve existing and established Fugitive Operations Teams.

During the targeted enforcement operations, ICE officers frequently encounter other foreign nationals. They are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and, when appropriate, they are arrested by ICE officers.

For more information, visit ICE's website.


November 16, 2017

ICE announced that "Operation Raging Bull" resulted in 267 MS-13 arrests. Of the total 214 arrests made in the U.S., 93 were arrested on federal and/or state criminal charges including murder, aggravated robbery, racketeering influenced corrupt organization (RICO) offenses, violent crime in aid of racketeering (VICAR) offenses, narcotics trafficking, narcotics possession, firearms offenses, domestic violence, assault, forgery, driving under the influence, and illegal entry/reentry. The remaining 121 were arrested on administrative immigration violations.


November 9, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 25 individuals in Long Island as part of a six-day enforcement effort, dubbed Operation Secure Streets, that ended on November 9, 2017. The operation targeted individuals convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), and 24 of those arrested had prior DUI-related convictions; one additional individual was arrested for immigration violations but did not have a DUI-related conviction. The 25 individuals are currently being detained pending the completion of removal proceedings.


October 20, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 36 individuals in Middlesex County, NJ during a five-day operation that concluded on October 20, 2017. The operation targeted undocumented individuals who were previously incarcerated at the Middlesex County Jail (MCJ), and who were subsequently released to the community by MCJ, without honoring the ICE detainer or advising ICE of their release. The operation also targeted other undocumented individuals residing in Middlesex County.


September 29, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 45 individuals in New York during Operation 'Safe City'. Operation 'Safe City' focused on areas where ICE deportation officers are denied access to jails and prisons to interview suspected immigration violators or jurisdictions where ICE detainers are not honored.


September 28, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 498 individuals from 42 countries for federal immigration violations in multiple cities across the United States during a four-day operation, named Operation "Safe City" that ended 9/27/17. Operation "Safe City" focused on cities and regions where ICE deportation officers are denied access to jails and prisons to interview suspected immigration violators or jurisdictions where ICE detainers are not honored. Announcement notes that individuals with active DACA were not targeted for arrest.


August 8, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 32 convicted sexual predators during a 10-day period, in Long Island, NY in an enforcement effort dubbed “Operation SOAR” (Sex Offender Alien Removal). The foreign nationals arrested will be processed administratively for removal from the United States. The arrestees who have outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country. The remaining individuals are in ICE custody awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge or pending travel arrangements for removal in the near future.


August 3, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 33 individuals after a four-day enforcement operation in western Michigan. The arrestees (28 men and five women) included nationals from four countries, Mexico (22), Guatemala (7), El Salvador (3), and Liberia. ICE stated that “Some of the individuals arrested during this week’s enforcement action will be presented for federal prosecution for re-entry after deportation, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.”


August 1, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 650 individuals during a four-day operation titled Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve, which targeted individuals who entered the country as unaccompanied children and family units. Of the 650 arrested nationwide between July 23, 2017, and July 26, 2017, 73 were members of family units and 120 entered the country illegally as unaccompanied children. ICE announced that an additional 457 individuals encountered during this operation were also arrested.


July 25, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 114 individuals after an 11-day enforcement operation in New York ending July 22, 2017. Of those arrested, 104 were men; ten were women, including nationals from 35 countries – Afghanistan (1); Algeria(1); Bangladesh (2); Barbados (1); China (3); Colombia (3); Costa Rica (1); Dominican Republic (15); Ecuador (16); Egypt (1); El Salvador (6); Gambia (1); Georgia (1); Grenada (1); Guatemala (5); Guinea (1); Haiti (5); Honduras (4); India (1); Indonesia (1); Israel (1); Ivory Coast (1); Jamaica (8); Jordan (1); Mexico (21); Montenegro (1); Niger (1); Pakistan (1); Poland (1); Romania (1); Spain (1); South Korea (1); Trinidad (3); Turkey (1); United Kingdom (1).


July 21, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 123 individuals after an eight-day enforcement operation in Central and South Texas. During the July 10-19 operation, ERO officers made arrests in the following Central and South Texas cities: Austin (13), Waco (3), Harlingen (44), Laredo (27) and San Antonio (36). Of those arrested, 115 were men; eight were women.


June 9, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 113 individuals after a five-day enforcement operation ending June 9, 2017, in the Newark, New Jersey area.

ICE announced the arrest of 54 individuals after a five-day enforcement operation in central California. Of those arrested, 45 had prior convictions.


June 6, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 70 individuals after a three-day enforcement operation in Dallas and Oklahoma. Of all those arrested, six were females and 64 were males ranging in age between 18 and 50 years old. Those arrested are from the following countries: Cuba (1), Guatemala (1), El Salvador (3), Korea (1), Mexico (62), Zimbabwe (1) and Sri Lanka (1).


May 25, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 22 individuals during a six-week operation ending May 16, 2017, in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.


May 25, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of nearly 200 individuals after a five-day expanded enforcement operation in the Los Angeles area. Since President Trump signed the Executive Orders (EOs) regarding immigration enforcement priorities, ICE has arrested more than 41,000 individuals nationwide who are either known or suspected of being in the country illegally, a nearly 40 percent increase over the same period in 2016.


May 11, 2017

ICE announced a six-week nationwide gang operation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations concluded with 1,378 arrests across the United States. Three individuals arrested previously had deferred action under DACA. The notice notes that since the start of DACA in 2012, DHS has terminated deferred action for approximately 1,500 recipients due to criminality or gang affiliation concerns. Ten individuals arrested during this operation crossed the border as unaccompanied minors. Nine of the 10 were confirmed as gang members, eight of whom were MS13 gang members.


April 26, 2017

ICE announced that 76 criminal foreign nationals were arrested throughout Florida and Puerto Rico during an enforcement action that was conducted between April 18 and April 21, 2017.


April 24, 2017

ICE announced that 95 criminal foreign nationals were arrested throughout southeast Texas during a five-day enforcement action that began on April 17, 2017.


April 6, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 26 foreign nationals throughout Colorado and Wyoming during an enforcement action that ran between 3/31/17 and 4/3/17. All those arrested were men ranging in age between 18 and 56 years old.


April 5, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 82 individuals from 26 different countries during a five-day operation focused in Virginia and the District of Columbia that ran from March 26 to March 30, 2017.


April 4, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 31 foreign nationals during a three-day operation in New York.

ICE announced the arrest of 75 foreign nationals during a three-day operation in North Texas and Oklahoma that ran between April 1 and April 3, 2017. Of those arrested, 73 were men; two were women; they ranged in age between 18 and 61 years old.


April 3, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 153 foreign nationals throughout South Texas during a 12-day enforcement action that began on March 20 and ended on March 31, 2017. The ICE operation took place in Austin, San Antonio, Rio Grande Valley, and Laredo areas.


March 30, 2017

ICE announced the arrest of 84 foreign nationals in the Pacific Northwest, in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington during a three-day operation.


March 27, 2017

ICE announced that 26 criminal foreign nationals from Mexico and Honduras were arrested by Dallas ICE officers during a three-day operation. ICE officers identified these men at the Tarrant Country (Texas) Jail as part of a criminal alien program operation.


March 14, 2017

ICE announced that 248 foreign nationals were arrested over a two-week period in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware.

ICE announced that 61 foreign nationals were arrested during a five-day operation in Nevada.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17041232.