Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE) have arrested 248 criminal illegal aliens in the the Pennsylvania area during targeted enforcement from February 27 to March 10.
Of those arrested, 50 illegal aliens had been previously deported.
Here are some of the highlights from the ICE raid.
— 120 of the illegal aliens had a conviction and/or pending charges or 48 percent (88 of those arrested had criminal convictions and 32 of those arrested have pending criminal charges).
— Additionally, 50 illegal aliens had been previously removed from the United States and subsequently re-entered illegally.
— Six illegal aliens have been accepted for prosecution by United States Attorneys’ Offices for charges including reentry after removal and document fraud.
— 18 illegal aliens were immigration fugitives with outstanding final orders of removal issued by a federal immigration judge.
How did local news cover the arrests?
Here’s a headline PennLive.com: “ICE arrests more than 240 foreign nationals across region in last two weeks; a third have criminal convictions.”
Foreign nationals? Technically correct, but it makes no mention of their legal status until four or five paragraphs into the article.
Philly.com ran a similar headline: “248 foreign nationals apprehended in Pa., Del., N.J., W.Va., in two-week sweep by ICE.”
The article mentions the fact that some of the aliens arrested had illegally re-entered the country, but the only mention of the fact that the targets were illegal aliens comes in the article’s final paragraph…