Three days of ICE raids across Northeast Texas and Oklahoma rounds up 70 foreign nationals for deportation

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In the past week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency conducted a series of raids across Northeast Texas and as far north as Oklahoma.

“A 34-year-old Mexican national, convicted of resisting arrest and search for transporting a deadly weapon, was arrested June 1, 2017 in Paris, Texas, by the Dallas Mobile Criminal Alien Team and Fugitive Operations Team. He is currently in ICE custody pending his removal,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a release Tuesday.

“Federal officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 70 criminal [foreign nationals] and others throughout the Dallas and Oklahoma areas during a three-day enforcement action which ended June 3,” the statement said.

According to ICE, 62 of those arrested originally came from Mexico, three from El Salvador, and one from each of the following countries, Cuba, Guatemala, Korea, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka.

“Of all those arrested, six were females and 64 were males ranging in age between 18 and 50 years old,” the release continued.

“The [foreign nationals] arrested during this operation who have outstanding orders of removal, or who illegally re-entered the United States after being deported, are subject to immediate deportation after they complete any standing prison sentences imposed after their criminal convictions. Other [foreign nationals] arrested during this operation were entered into removal proceedings, or are currently pending travel arrangements for removal in the future,” ICE claimed in the release.