Several Caribbean nationals apprehended in US immigration sweep

Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff

Officers from the Enforcement and Removal Operations in the United States say they have apprehended several Caribbean nationals among 21 noncitizens identified says as having been convicted of felony rape, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, unlawful possession or use of a firearm, drug distribution, or trafficking, or driving under the influence. 

On Friday, ICE said the nationals were released from incarceration on parole or placed on probation into communities under supervision during a nationwide enforcement effort between March 4 and March 13.  

ERO Philadelphia Field Office Director Cammilla Wamsley said “working behind the scenes and out of the spotlight, ERO officers continually work to identify and arrest noncitizens who violate American laws…Congratulations to all of the officers who took part in this operation and thank you for your vigilance, dedication and hard work.”  

ICE said those arrested include a 28-year-old citizen of Haiti, a 24-year-old citizen of Jamaica, and a 40-year-old citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and several others

ERO Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris said “safety remains our ultimate priority as the arrests of these dangerous criminals demonstrate”


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