ICE Arrests 32 Immigrants On Long Island For Alleged Sex Crimes

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

The 32 individuals were from Nassau and Suffolk counties with past criminal convictions ranging from sexual abuse to attempted rape. Law enforcement is referring to the arrests as Operation Sex Offender Alien Removal (SOAR).

According to a press statement, the Trinidadian sex offender was arrested in East Hampton, New York, on July 29 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.

A 46-year-old Salvadoran national with a prior conviction of endangering the welfare of a child was sentenced to three years' probation.

Deportations, however, can be hard as a measure because cases can take years to work their way through the immigration courts. The victim in this case was a 13-year-old female.

The Justice Department this week revealed that federal immigration courts ordered 57,069 people to leave the United States in the first six months of the Trump administration, a jump of almost 31 per cent nationally compared with the same period past year.

"ICE's continuing commitment to making our communities safer is underscored by operations like this one targeting sexual offenders". These actions focus our resources on the most egregious criminals and promote public safety in the communities in which we live and work. "These actions focus our resources on the most egregious criminals and promote public safety in the communities in which we live and work", Thomas R. Decker, field office director for NY, said in a press release.

They were immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago, the agency said.

Mr. Decker said those arrested who are foreign nationals will be processed for removal from the United States.

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