hold these folks who have access to the cameras and the microphones accountable for what they say!
The large scale apathy demonstrated by citizens of this nation has emboldened elected representatives to all but ignore the needs of the average American citizen in a quest for massive campaign funds and the promises of votes to be ostensibly delivered by special interest groups. There is much that we cannot do but there is one thing that We the People absolutely must do- we must stop sitting on the sidelines!
If our government’s failures to secure our nation’s borders and effectively enforce our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!
arrests more than 2,900 convicted criminal aliens, fugitives in
enforcement operation throughout all 50 states? 18
weapons seized during operation
— As part of the Obama administration’s ongoing commitment to
prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration
law violators, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today
announced the results of a seven-day national “Cross Check”
enforcement operation-which led to the arrest of more than 2,900
convicted criminal aliens.
results of this targeted enforcement operation underscore ICE’s
ongoing commitment and focus on the arrest and removal of convicted
criminal aliens and those that game our nation’s immigration system,”
said ICE Director John Morton. “Because of the tireless efforts
and teamwork of ICE officers and agents in tracking down at large
criminal aliens and fugitives, there are 2,901 fewer criminal aliens
in our neighborhoods across the country.”
seven-day operation, the largest of its kind, involved the
collaboration of more than 1,900 ICE officers and agents from all of
ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations’ (ERO) 24 field offices, as
well as coordination with our federal, state and local law
enforcement partners throughout the United States. Arrests occurred
in all 50 states and four U.S. territories.
of the 2,901 individuals taken into custody had prior criminal
convictions including at least 1,282 aliens who had multiple criminal
convictions. More than 1,600 of those arrested had felony convictions
including manslaughter, attempted murder, kidnapping, armed robbery,
drug trafficking, child abuse, sexual crimes against minors, and
aggravated assault. Of the total 2,901 criminal aliens arrested, 42
were gang members and 151 were convicted sex offenders.
addition to being convicted criminals, 681 of those arrested were
also immigration fugitives who had previously been ordered to leave
the country but failed to depart. Additionally, 386 were illegal
re-entrants who had been previously removed from the country multiple
times. Because of their serious criminal histories and prior
immigration arrest records, at least 146 of those arrested during the
enforcement action were presented to U.S attorneys for prosecution on
a variety of charges including illegal re-entry after deportation, a
felony which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.
a national of the Dominican Republic, who was residing in the Bronx,
N.Y., convicted on Nov. 16, 1988, of second degree attempted murder.
Romanus Bright, 51,
a national of Nigeria, who was residing in Kyle, Texas, was an ICE
fugitive alien convicted on Nov. 5, 1986, of second degree attempted
Gallardo, 51, a national of Mexico, who was residing in North
Hollywood, Calif., convicted on March 21, 1996, of kidnapping a child
under 14 years of age and shooting at an occupied dwelling. The
Department of Justice is filing criminal charges for illegally
re-entering the United States after having been removed.
Kirt Kuar, 52, a national of Trinidad and Tobago, who was residing in
Hauppauge, N.Y., convicted on Nov. 14, 1975, of second degree
manslaughter and convicted on May 12, 1995, of fifth degree criminal
sale of a controlled substance.
Hackett-Baquie, 54, a national of Panama, who was residing in Stone
Mountain, Ga., convicted on March 26, 2008, of child molestation.
Brown, 60, a national of Jamaica, who was residing in Mattapan,
Mass., was an ICE fugitive alien and a registered sex offender
convicted on April 2, 1986, of rape.
Alfredo Alonzo-Fiallos, 36, a national of Honduras, who was residing
in West Columbia, S.C., was an ICE fugitive alien convicted on March
2, 1998, of felony burglary-armed assault and felony assault and
battery on official employee. He is also wanted in Miami on charges
of attempted first degree murder and charges of kidnapping, burglary
and armed assault. He is pending extradition to Miami on the criminal
conducted the first successful Cross Check operation in December
2009, and has since conducted Cross Check operations in 37 states,
including regional operations in the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest
regions. In May, ICE conducted the first nationwide Cross Check
operation. These previous Cross Check operations resulted in ICE
arresting 4,506 convicted criminals, fugitives and aliens nationwide
who have illegally re-entered the United States after removal.
week’s enforcement action was spearheaded by ICE’s National Fugitive
Operations Program (NFOP), which is responsible for locating,
arresting and removing at-large criminal aliens and immigration
fugitives. The officers who conducted last week’s operation received
substantial assistance from ICE’s Fugitive Operations Support Center
(FOSC) and ICE’s Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) both located
in Williston, Vt.
is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that targets
serious criminal aliens who present the greatest risk to the security
of our communities, such as those charged with or convicted of
homicide, rape, robbery, kidnapping, major drug offenses and threats
to national security. ICE also prioritizes the arrest and removal of
those who game the immigration system including immigration fugitives
or those criminal aliens who have been previously deported and
illegally re-entered the country.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.
ICE is a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities. For more information, visit www.ICE.gov. To report suspicious activity, call 1-866-347-2423.