ICE deportation officers conduct targeted enforcement operations every day in locations around the U.S.as part of the agency's ongoing efforts to protect the nation, uphold public safety and protect the integrity of the country's immigration laws and border controls, according to ICE.
She also said enforcement operations such as this week's arrests are fairly routine and that ICE conducts two to three of them a year.
"We want to know just how widespread the abuse is", said Carl Takei, an attorney with the ACLU's National Prison Project who works on immigration detention issues.
Of the 177 men and 11 women arrested in the six-county operation that ended Wednesday, 169 - or about 90 percent - had prior criminal convictions, officials said. The arrestees included a convicted rapist and a previously deported cocaine trafficker, ICE said in a statement released on Thursday. Three quarters of those arrested since January 25 were convicted criminals, according to ICE.
"These statistics reflect President Trump's commitment to enforce our immigration laws fairly and across the board", ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said in the report. Most were from Mexico but other countries of origin included El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Armenia, and Russian Federation. Individuals who have outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the country illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal.
In the raids, carried out between Saturday and Wednesday, 146 Mexican nationals were apprehended, along with citizens of several countries in Central America, East Asia and Eastern Europe.
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At least eight people arrested now face federal prosecution for re-entry after deportation, which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, officials said in the statement. The crackdown took place in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Memos put out by the Trump administration in his first weeks in office adjusted priorities for immigration enforcement officers, enabling them to arrest more broadly - virtually every undocumented immigrant in the USA entering the purview.
"His daughter is active-duty military, his son-in-law is active-duty military", Pasquarella said.
In Southern California, however, arrests have remained relative flat, according to the Los Angeles Times. "He's been a valued member of his family and community for decades and they seem to be going after people for a conviction that's as old as 1992".
Individuals who are not being criminally prosecuted will be processed for removal from the country. The numbers, according to ICE, represent a 20% increase over the same period past year.