U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced in a statement Tuesday that they have arrested 120 illegal aliens who had previously entered the United States as "unaccompanied alien children" (UACs), according to MRCTV.
Many of these "children," often considered innocent asylum seekers by the left, were actually dangerous offenders with criminal convictions and gang affiliations who had been allowed into the country on the basis of their age and asylum claims.
ICE officials said that “The UACs targeted for arrest during this operation had either reached the age of 18 or were at least 16 and had criminal histories and/or suspected gang ties.”
The 120 UACs picked up by ICE in a four-day sting operation targeting removable aliens made up nearly one-quarter of the roughly 650 illegal aliens arrested during Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve, a nationwide immigration initiative conducted between July 23-26. That operation focused on apprehending aliens who entered the country as UACs and families, as well as those with criminal records. Another 73 arrestees came across the border illegally in a family unit.
All of those arrested had been issued a final order of removal by an immigration judge.
Contrary to how they are often depicted by the left-leaning media, many of those arrested were not exactly upstanding wannabe citizens: “One-hundred and thirty of the 650 had criminal convictions in addition to being in the country illegally, for crimes including but not limited to DUI, assault and battery, drug possession, domestic abuse and sexual assault,” ICE reported.
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Those without criminal convictions on their record had been deemed inadmissible by immigration courts.
In a stark turn from the largely pro-illegal immigration rhetoric of the previous White House occupant, Trump administration officials have openly warned that entering the country illegally as an unaccompanied child or family only to claim asylum doesn’t guarantee that a person’s request will be granted, and could easily result in deportation.
“Illegally entering the United States as a family unit or UAC does not protect individuals from being subject to the immigration laws of this country,” said ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan in a statement. “I urge anyone considering making the dangerous and unlawful journey to the United States: Please do not take this risk. Ultimately, if you have no basis to remain in the United States, you will be identified, apprehended and returned to your home country.”