After years of neglect under the Obama administration, ICE has finally got its mojo back. On Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced its largest anti-gang operation to date. According to ICE officials, agents have arrested 1,378 people in a massive six-week operation across the country.
“Of the arrests, 933 were US citizens and 445 were foreign nationals, though ICE could not provide how many were in the US illegally,” notes CNN. “Of the total arrests, 280 were solely immigration-related.”
Three of the suspects arrested were individuals who had received protected status under former President Obama Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DREAM.
Another eight were identified as members of the notoriously deadly MS-13 gang.
MS-13 is largely comprised of illegal aliens. The notorious international gang is known for its horrific violence and unapologetic executions. MS-13 originated in the Latino communities of Los Angeles; its members are primarily of Central American descent with El Salvadorians making up the bulk of its membership. The gang operates out of the United States and Central America.
As The Daily Wire reported, MS-13 murdered eight people in March alone. One of the victims was a teenage girl killed in a satanic ritual.
While left-wing media outlets are attempting to downplay the recent round of ICE arrests by suggesting that most of the men detained are U.S. citizens, they fail to acknowledge the fact that the vast majority of the men caught in ICE’s large net are confirmed to be active members of gangs.
“Of the 1,378 total arrests, 1,095 were confirmed to be gang members or affiliates of a gang… including mostly Bloods, followed by Sureños, MS-13 and the Crips,” reports CNN, citing ICE. “A similar operation in March 2016 netted more than 1,100 arrests.”
The suspects arrested in the operation largely came from large urban centers, including Atlanta, New York, Houston, and Newark.