Federal officers with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested a Jamaican and Cuban among 123 criminal immigrants and immigration violators throughout Central and South Texas during an eight-day enforcement action.
ICE said the unidentified Jamaican and Cuban nationals were arrested in the raids conducted in the towns of Austin, Waco, Harlingen, Laredo and San Antonio – all in the state of Texas.
Of those arrested, 115 were men and eight were women.
The ICE reports that all immigrants targeted by ERO officers during this enforcement action had prior criminal convictions.
The majority of those arrested, 93, had criminal histories that included convictions for aggravated assault, assault, child abuse, domestic violence, cocaine possession, fraud, driving under the influence (DUI), drug trafficking, felony marijuana possession, illegal entry, illegal re-entry after deportation, larceny, possessing a controlled substance, and weapons possession.
Thirty were arrested on immigration violations, ICE said.
Besides Jamaica and Cuba, ICE said individuals arrested during the operation are from Mexico,Honduras Guatemala and El Salvador.