(Reuters) – More than 30 suspected illegal immigrants have been detained by federal agents after a raid on a home in Phoenix, Arizona, precipitated by a tip about human smuggling, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said.
The Homeland Security Investigations unit of ICE in Phoenix went to the home late Tuesday evening, ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack said.
SAN JOSE — If her husband is deported, Lourdes Barraza is set on moving the entire family — to Canada. She can’t bear the thought of moving their girls to his native Mexico, a place she fears.
With a judge’s decision imminent on her husband Fernando Carrillo’s immigration case, Barraza wonders if she and her three daughters, all U.S. citizens, will have to leave the only country they’ve known to be with him.
So they are ready to apply for permanent residency in Victoria, British Columbia, a place they only know through online searches as a safe, picturesque, affordable city with good schools on Canada’s Pacific coast.
DALLAS — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 89 criminal aliens and immigration violators in North Texas and Oklahoma during a three-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday.
During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities and towns: Allen (1), Alvarado (2), Balch Springs (2), Cactus (3), Dallas (8), Denton (3), Dumas (1), Duncanville (1), Fort Worth (4), Friona (1), Garland (3), Gilmer (4), Greenville (3), Irving (1), Kilgore (1), Lewisville (2), Longview (1), Lubbock (15), Mt. Pleasant (1), Plano (3), Quitman (1), Rockwall (3) and Tyler (7). A total of 18 arrests were made in Oklahoma in the cities of Oklahoma City (10), El Reno (1), Norman (1), Stillwater (2) and Tulsa (3) and Woodward (1). Of the 89 arrested, 67 had criminal convictions; 88 men and one woman were arrested. They range in age from 19 to 60 years old.
Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following 10 countries: Mexico (59), Guatemala (12), Honduras (8), Colombia (3), Nigeria (2), El Salvador (1), Laos (1), Nicaragua (1), Pakistan (1) and Vietnam (1).