ICE definitely feels the power and support of the federal government these days. They’ve made some big busts across the country, keeping cities safer. This week alone, ICE had one of their biggest raids to date, arresting 1,378 gang members over a six week operation.
The operation that ICE had been working on was called “Community Shield.” It was an anti-gang program launched in 2005, that had never really felt the administration’s full support until now.
In addition to arresting many criminal illegals, ICE was able to seize $491,763 in currency and 238 firearms. While most of the gang members are in violation of immigration laws, the chief of the operation did say they swept up three people who are recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
The Daily Caller reports:
The four gangs with the most representation among the arrested individuals were the Bloods, the Crips, Sur 13, and MS 13. The charges ranged from murder and assault to narcotics trafficking.
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said that violent street gangs are the “biggest threat facing our communities.”
He vowed the agency is not “done,” and that they are maintaining a “laser focus on these groups.”