It’s the start of the Easter weekend for many, but for 271 immigrants, including several from the Caribbean nabbed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers, it won’t be a Happy Easter.
The Caribbean immigrants were mostly nabbed in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during ICE enforcement action that ran from March 18th through 22nd.
The immigrants rounded up and detained pending deportation are from: Cuba, Haiti, Anguilla, The Bahamas, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guyana and Jamaica.
Of those arrested by ICE during the enforcement action, 99 had criminal records that included felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as 1st degree murder, attempted murder, vehicular manslaughter, rape, aggravated assault, attempted robbery, battery, burglary, child neglect, cruelty toward a child, domestic violence, drugs charges such as possession and trafficking, weapons offenses, abuse of the elderly.
The Haitian national, according to US ICE, has multiple criminal convictions, including: burglary, patronized prostitution, possession of marijuana, meth and cocaine, criminal possession of a weapon, and rape in the first degree. He was designated as a registered sex offender for life and served five years in prison for rape.