Gang sweep nets 116 people in Southeast Texas. Good to see that Obama has not castrated ICE entirely and that SOME sweeps are still being done

Immigration officials today announced the arrests of 116 people in Southeast Texas as part of a gang initiative. The local crackdown was part of a six-month, nationwide Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation that netted the arrests of 1,785 gang members and associates, criminals and immigration violators, officials said. The anti-gang operation, conducted in 89 cities across the country, ended Sept. 30.

ICE officials said they arrested 1,472 gang members, associates or “those otherwise criminally charged.” The remainder were arrested for immigration violations. ICE officials also reported seizing more than 100 firearms in connection with the gang initiative.

The arrests were part of Operation Community Shield, an ICE-led program that involves partnerships with federal, state and local agencies and targets gangs. Through Sept. 30, the program since its inception has resulted in the arrest of more than 14,800 street gang members and associates. ICE officials said more than a third of those apprehended had a violent criminal history.

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