ICE Arrested 680 People in Last-Week Raids


Time: 12:18 a.m. CEST

The Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 680 people in raids across the U.S. last week.

National Public Radio said, the convictions included, but were not limited to, “homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, battery, assault, DUI and weapons charges.”

As NPR writes, Trump praised Kelly, saying the raids were fulfilling a campaign promise, while Kelly said the raids were, “consistent with the routine, targeted arrests carried out by ICE’s Fugitive Operations teams on a daily basis.”

Kelly said in a statement the 680 individuals arrested “pose a threat to public safety, border security or the integrity our nation’s immigration system.”

NPR explains, the Trump administration has also said that, but the focus is on threats to “national security and public safety.”

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