U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has apprehended 934 illegal aliens who have final removal orders but are still in the country. ICE has also delivered notices of inspection to businesses to check their hiring records in all 50 states.
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a comprehensive interior enforcement initiative—targeting charged or convicted criminals (operation cross-check), those on the accelerated docket with final removal orders ordered by a judge in absentia, and worksite violators,” an ICE spokesperson told The Epoch Times via email.
The ICE officials announced the results of the comprehensive interior enforcement actions on July 23.
While 899 illegal immigrants were apprehended during Operation Cross-check from May 13 through July 11, 35 were arrested during Operation Border Resolve that started several weeks ago and will continue in perpetuity.
Among the 899 apprehended, 605 have criminal convictions and 93 have pending criminal charges.
The spokesperson said ICE periodically conducts targeted fugitive operations called “Operation Cross Check” nationally and locally through its 24 field offices.
“These … target public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, and individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who re-entered the country after being deported and immigration fugitives, ordered deported by federal immigration judges,” said the spokesperson.