50+ People Arrested by ICE in Central and South Texas During Enforcement Surge

ICE says they arrested 52 people throughout Central and South Texas during a four-day enforcement action (Photos: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says they arrested 52 people throughout Central and South Texas during a four-day enforcement action, which ended last Thursday.

During this enforcement surge, ICE deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities:

  • Rio Grande Valley: 9
  • San Antonio: 7
  • Laredo: 20
  • Austin/Waco: 16

46 of those arrested were men, and six were women.

ICE says 35 of the people arrested had prior criminal histories that included convictions and or pending charges for the following crimes: assault, battery, domestic violence, traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug possession, drug trafficking, larceny, illegal re-entry after deportation, illegal entry, resisting officers, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to ICE, eighteen of those arrested were immigration fugitives with a final order of removal; 21 others illegally re-entered the United States after having been previously deported, which is a felony.

SOURCE: CBS Austin