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Massive Illegal Immigration Crackdown Sees Arrests Locally

The six-day "Cross Check'' operation, which ended Thursday, was the largest of its kind, and involved more than 1,900 ICE officers and agents, along with personnel from federal, state and local law enforcement organizations.

Federal agents arrested 206 immigration fugitives and convicted illegal immigrants in Southern California as part of a nationwide sweep that netted more than 3,100 arrests, officials said today.

"The 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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton.

The six-day "Cross Check'' operation, which ended Thursday, was the largest of its kind, and involved more than 1,900 ICE officers and agents, along with personnel from federal, state and local law enforcement organizations, according to ICE. Arrests occurred in all 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Of the 206 people arrested in Southern California, 106 had prior convictions for serious or violent crimes. There were 124 arrests in Los Angeles County, 34 in Orange County, 15 in Riverside County, 14 in San Bernardino County, 10 in Ventura County and nine in Santa Barbara County.

More than 70 of the local arrestees have already been removed from the country, according to officials.

Among the local arrestees were:

-- Veasna Uy, 34, a Cambodia national immigration fugitive living in Long Beach. Uy, who was convicted in April 2000 of manslaughter, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, remains in ICE custody pending removal from the country.

-- A twice-deported 43-year-old Mexican national living in Bell who has two prior convictions for possession of narcotics for sale. He has been turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service pending prosecution for felony re-entry after deportation.

-- A 42-year-old Salvadoran national living in North Hollywood who was convicted in 1994 of arson and sentenced to a year in jail. He was being held by ICE without bond pending a hearing before an immigration judge.

Diana April 18, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Tonto: If things come down as planned the border is going to be a passing thought in each Americans minds, they're gonna be to busy trying to figure out what the heck is going on and how do I protect myself and my family.
LBV Collins April 18, 2012 at 02:46 AM
H. Upmann… very fine cigar, Vince. I’ve enjoyed quite a few of those in my lifetime… though I prefer 50+ ring gauges, instead of 40-ish ring gauge of Coronas. Nonetheless, fine cigar. I recently came across a flavorful smoke called Alec Bradley Family Blend. I like the Torpedo T11 (6 1/8" x 52 ring gauge). Very enjoyable. (Just ordered a box of 20 and I’m anxiously awaiting their arrival.) And not too bad an arrangement with your "Canookie Nookie Babe.” Handmade Cuban cigars personally delivered to your front door from over 1,000 miles away by a babe… for FREE! (Damn you…) ;)
Diana April 18, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Pop the champagne, send up the balloons "300" yeeee hawwwwwwwwww
Diana April 18, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Sorry that 300 was late, must be the blonde hair tee hee
Vince April 19, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Here is a great example of why THEY want to regulate, and control content on The Net: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iz3VjoHXLA This is a coupla years old---and It is a mighty good explanation of "The Blueprint" being followed to break the back of America, and break all American's will to resist, and fight back---leastways all the American's viewed by the "elites" as "disposable". And the "disposable's" demise WILL be viewed and accepted as a necessary "collateral damage", when it comes to pass. Those of us born in the late 40's, into the early 50's, who grew up AFTER WW2 (we "Boomer's") , why, we see what is unfolding very clearly (as do most of those before us) ---but people who were born after the 50's, and have been methodically indoctrinated in the schools, and by the media propaganda machine in most all it's forms ((T.V., movies, print), since the late 60's on...well, they think it is all business as usual, and "normal" so far as their life experience goes... I cannot say this enough: We TRULY are at a crossroads in this country, and I do honestly fear that we are now being dragged down the wrong fork to the dream come true (for certain people) model of a One World Government--and one that is absolutely SOCIALIST in nature, and design. The next few months leading up to the election should be VERY telling and revealing, as to just what THE master plan is...

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