100 Illegals Busted In Sting Operation

100 Illegals Busted In Sting Operation
100 Illegals Busted In Sting Operation

Worries about illegal immigration were dramatically confirmed in New Jersey lastweek, following a five-day series of raids by ICE. More than a hundred unwanted arrivals were arrested – and the vast majority were violent criminals, including killers and members of notoriously violent gangs.
• New Jersey is one of the states that’s most hostile to immigration enforcement – but ICE raids last week showed exactly why the state has it wrong. The New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, announced last week that state law enforcement would be restricted from cooperating fully with federal immigration officers. What he didn’t know was that ICE had already planned a huge sting operation aimed at catching the worst offenders.
• In an elaborate sting operation, ICE agents identified and arrested 105 illegals who were a serious threat to public safety. Those detained included a Korean sex offender, drug dealers, child abusers, fraudsters and several members of the notorious MS-13 gang. In total, 80% of those arrested had previous criminal convictions. The majority came from Mexico or Central America.
• The raids were criticized by open borders groups. Carlos Rodriguez of Movimiento Cosecha, a pro-illegal organization, claimed the ICE operation “criminalized immigrants”, ignoring the fact that it was aimed at immigrants who’d criminalized themselves by entering the USA illegally. Make the Road New Jersey also complained, calling ICE a “rogue agency”.
• ICE spokesmen made clear that they won’t be pushed around by the real rogues – state officials like New Jersey’s new attorney general. Grewal’s job as AG is to uphold the rule of law in the state. Instead, one of the first things he’s decided to do is prevent federal law enforcement officers from doing their job by preventing state LE cooperating with them.
• Matthew Albence, the deputy director of ICE, had some strong criticism for Grewal’s actions. “Ultimately, this directive shields certain criminal aliens, creating a state-sanctioned haven for those seeking to evade federal authorities, all at the expense of the safety and security of the very people the NJ Attorney General is charged with protecting,” he said.
• With Grewal now revealing himself as pro-illegal migration, New Jersey has become the latest state to operate a so-called “sanctuary” policy. This trend started on the West Coast, with California being one of the worst offenders, but it seems to be spreading at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, tolerance of illegals puts the lives of both Americans and legal immigrants at risk – and the criminals caught by ICE last week show exactly what sort of person is coming to this country illegally.