ICE arrests more than 100 illegal immigrants with child sex charges in 25 US cities

Feb 1, 2024 | Political News

More than 100 illegal immigrants wanted for crimes, including child sexual assault and murder, were arrested nationwide in a major enforcement action, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday.

ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 171 unlawfully present non-citizens in 25 U.S. cities in an operation carried out over a little more than a week, officials said. 

“Over the course of 11 days, our dedicated and committed law enforcement officers zeroed-in on removable, at-large non-citizens who are wanted for or who have already been convicted of horrible, almost unspeakable crimes like assault against children, including sexual assault and murder,” acting ICE Director Patrick Lechleitner said at a news conference.

The nationwide enforcement effort took place between Jan. 16-28, 2024, Lechleitner said.