Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 52 criminal aliens or immigration violations throughout South Texas during a four-day enforcement action, which ended in late June 2019.

During this enforcement surge, ICE deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities: Rio Grande Valley (9), San Antonio (7), Laredo (20), and Austin/Waco (16). Of those arrested, 46 were men; six were women.

Illegal immigrants arrested during this operation are from the following three countries: Mexico (47), Honduras (4) and Cuba (1).

More than 67% of the illegal immigrants arrested by ICE deportation officers during this enforcement surge had prior criminal histories that included convictions and or pending charges for the following crimes: assault, battery, domestic violence, traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug possession, drug trafficking, larceny, illegal re-entry after deportation, illegal entry, resisting officers, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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18 of those arrested were immigration fugitives with a final order of removal; 21 others illegally re-entered the United States after having been previously deported, which is a felony.