msnbc reported Guide Immigration and Customs Police USA (ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement) on Monday, April 2, presented the results of the largest raid in thedepartment history , 3168 immigrants offenders were arrested . This was reported in the press release the organization.
According to authorities, Among those detained there are 116 nationalities also among immigrants 1477 who had served prison sentences for serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery and kidnapping. Also detained were 1063 people who account for more than one offense, and 559 immigrants who were previously deported and illegally returned to the country , 90 percent of all detainees men. The operation took place last week, from Saturday to Thursday.
John Morton the head of ICE said that "We do not want these people were strolling through our streets," -the immigrants detained , .
the senior official claimed."We are a nation with a history of immigration worthy of pride, if it arrives in the country and follow the rules, we welcome them with open arms, but also are a nation of laws, if it comes and goes in the crime will be arrested and expelled",
In this case the police has immigrants just who had previously violated the lawof illegal immigrants . This is consistent with the official position of the U.S. government, which at the end of August 2011 announced the fact that from now on will be mostly deported illegal immigrants with a criminal past.
The operation involved more than 1,900 law enforcement officers from all 50 U.S. states and District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and three territories. Raids began shortly before dawn, that immigrants do not have time to flee their homes.
Raids in the framework of "Cross Check" is the third in the history of the ICE began in December 2009. The national test conducted in May and September 2011. It was then arrested, respectively, in 2442, and 2901 people.