ICE Arrests 89, Including Dozens In North Texas, In Immigration Operation | KERA News

ICE Arrests 89, Including Dozens In North Texas, In Immigration Operation

Apr 4, 2018

The U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agency arrested 89 unauthorized immigrants, including dozens in North Texas, late last month.

In a three-day operation that ended March 22, ICE deportation officers made the bulk of arrests in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with additional arrests in East Texas and the Panhandle. Eighteen of the 89 arrests were made in Oklahoma, mostly in Oklahoma City. 

The agency said in a news release that the majority — 59 — of those arrested were from Mexico. Twelve were from Guatemala, eight from Honduras, three from Colombia, two from Nigeria and one person each from El Salvador, Laos, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Vietnam. 

They ranged in age from 19 to 60 years old. Only one person arrested was a woman.   

Sixty-seven of the unauthorized immigrants arrested had criminal convictions, the agency said. Twenty-three had re-entered the United States illegally after having been previously deported. 

ICE conducts immigration operations daily throughout the country. 

The Dallas area covered by the agency includes 128 counties in North Texas and Oklahoma.

This story has been updated.