Two immigrants living on Long Island were among 114 foreign nationals arrested during a recent sweep in the metropolitan area of those wanted for various offenses and violations, the federal immigration enforcement agency said Wednesday.
The announcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not disclose the identities of the two immigrants — one living in Nassau County and one in Suffolk — or why they were arrested.
A spokeswoman for the agency’s New York field office said the two were apprehended as part of an operation “targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives.”
The enforcement operation took place over 11 days and led to the arrests of immigrants living in New York City’s five boroughs and neighboring counties. Most of those arrested resided in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.
ICE is acting under a mandate to crack down on illegal immigration and to pursue for deportation immigrants who have committed criminal offenses.
Of the men and women arrested in the recent sweep, 82 had criminal histories, including prior convictions for sex crimes, drug offenses and fraud. The most frequent charges for…
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