Five Hudson Valley residents were among 55 foreign nationals arrested during a six-day operation in the New York City area conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Four arrests were made in Westchester and one in Putnam.
ERO deportation officers in New York targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives during the operation which ran from Monday, Nov. 13 to Monday, Nov. 20. Of those arrested, ICE had lodged detainers on 42 of the foreign nationals when they were in local law enforcement custody, and they were all released without the detainers being honored. Ten were immigration fugitives or were previously removed from the U.S.
Those arrested (46 men and 9 women) included nationals from 22 countries: Mexico (20); Jamaica (5), Ecuador (4), Honduras (3), Colombia (2), Dominican Republic (2), El Salvador (2), Guatemala (2), Yemen (2), Bangladesh (1), France (1), Guyana (1), Jordan (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Trinidad (1), Yemen (1), Serbia (1) and Egypt (1).
A total of 23 arrests were made in Brooklyn, 14 in Queens, six in the Bronx, four in Manhattan and three on Staten Island.
Among those arrested was a Guyanese national convicted of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and kidnapping.
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