ICE conducted a three-day operation in Los Angeles, arresting 26 illegal immigrant sexual predators, including individuals from Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
The arrests come as illegal crossings at the border continue to set records under President Joe Biden, with nearly 250,000 crossings in November.
ICE highlighted specific individuals taken into custody, including those convicted of felony sexual offenses against minors. (Trending: Trans Athlete Breaks College Record After Joining Women’s Team)
In fiscal year 2022, ICE arrested 46,396 foreign nationals with criminal history, including individuals with sex and sexual assault offenses.
Additionally, a recent arrest of an undocumented Brazilian national convicted of raping a child in Martha’s Vineyard was highlighted.
Illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border have remained high in December.
Thomas Giles, the Field Operating Director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations said, “The outcome of this operation exemplifies the professionalism, dedication and commitment of ERO Los Angeles officers to public safety.”
“Removing these individuals and the threats they represent from our communities is our mission, and we will continue to safely and effectively enforce the immigration laws of our nation,” he continued.
ICE officials wrote in a statement, “This undocumented Brazilian national represented a significant threat to the inhabitants of Martha’s Vineyard.”
“He sexually assaulted a five-year-old child in his homeland and then ran from authorities when held accountable for his actions,” continued the agency.