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Several illegal immigrants were arrested by ICE over the weekend in several raids throughout the Charlotte area, immigration officials say.

All the people seen here were arrested for immigration violations ranging from illegal immigration, over stayed visas, false immigration papers, and more.

ICE deportation officers carry out targeted enforcement operations every day in locations around the country as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to uphold public safety and protect the integrity of our nation’s immigration laws.

“Our primary focus with conducting targeted immigration enforcement operations is to improve public safety by removing criminal aliens from our local communities,” said Pat Contreras, who is an ICE official..

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) mission is to protect America from cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety. This mission is executed through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes and focuses on effective immigration enforcement, preventing terrorism and combating the illegal movement of people and goods.