Indians Among 750 Held By US Immigration Officials
Cute Girl • onDid You Know 12 years ago • 2 min read

US Immigration officials have arrested more than 750 foreign nationals, including Indians, in one of the largest such enforcement action carried out so far in the country.

Most of the arrested during the week-long raids in five southland counties of Los Angeles area were Mexican nationals but the list of those picked up were from 14 nations, including India. The group comprised two foreign murder suspects and more than 150 immigration fugitives.

As a part of the operations, Office of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers also looked for criminal aliens incarcerated in local jails and took custody of some 423 previously unidentified deportable foreign nationals who were scheduled for release from jails in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.

Officials said the seven-day effort is the largest single enforcement action carried out nationwide so far under Operation Return to Sender, an ongoing ICE initiative targeting criminal aliens, foreign nationals with final orders of deportation, and other immigration violators.

It is said that since its launch in June 2006, the Operation has resulted in more than 13,000 arrests nationwide.

During that same time period, ICE has also lodged nearly 3,000 immigration detainers against criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local jails across the country ensuring they will come into ICE custody when they complete their sentences.

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