ICE announces major anti-gang operation

ICE Announces Biggest Gang Crackdown in Its History

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are calling the operation the largest gang surge in Homeland Security investigations history.

The majority, 1,095, of those arrested during the March 26-May 6 operation were confirmed gang members with many coming from the Bloods, the Crips, and MS-13.

Three who were arrested were part of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - DACA.

Word of the overall anti-gang operation came in an announcement in Washington, D.C., by the Department of Homeland Security, which said it was part of an enforcement effort launched in 2005.

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The arrests included 1,098 on federal and/or state criminal charges, with 21 arrested on murder related charges and seven for rape and sexual assault charges. Of those, 222 were members of the highly unsafe, foreign-based MS-13 or Sureños gangs.

Thomas Homan, ICE acting director, leaves the podium after a news conference on Thursday.

The confirmed gang members admitted membership in a gang. Homeland Security officials based in Houston say 207 people were arrested in Houston and the surrounding 50 counties.

Most recently, Breitbart Texas reported on the continued resettlement of foreign unaccompanied minors into MS-13-prone regions of the US, despite experts pointing to evidence that this process allows foreign crime syndicates to flourish.

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Of all those arrested, 933 people were US citizens and 445 people were foreign nationals from 21 countries in South America, Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, officials said. "They are going to commit a crime in many cases and now we got to send a team out to look for these people in a less secure environment out in the public". "Gang-related violence and criminal activity present an ongoing challenge for law enforcement everywhere".

Additionally, of the 1,478 gang members arrested, 10 of them had crossed the U.S. -Mexico Brder as unaccompanied minors.

Nationwide, the biggest gangs targeted were the Bloods, Sureños, the Crips and MS-13, an global gang with thousands of members in El Salvador, its command center.

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