Monday, April 9, 2012

Nation-Wide Immigration Sweep

Illegal immigration continues to make headlines across the country. In late March, a nationwide sweep detained over 3100 illegal immigrants. Nearly half of those detained were convicted felons, and arrests were made in all 50 states. While some have already been deported, many are awaiting immigration court.

This sweep is a result of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's 2011 pledge to focus on deporting illegal immigrants with criminal histories. The operation involved nearly 2000 agents, who, according to one California news source, "typically knock on doors early in the morning before people go to work."

Click here for further information. What's your opinion? Is this a step in the right direction for immigration reform?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

They picked up mostly legal permanent residents not many illegals! Ones w past crimes from 9 years ago ones that never went to prison, only had probation! Illegals have more rights than legals!! Now for 6 weeks I am without my husband our kids don't have their father we have to struggle everyday and why? Cuz he was young and dumb 9 years ago. He finished his probation without incident in 2006, now after he's married with kids they want to pick him up to deport him. Such bull!!

May 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM  

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