ICE arrests 170 criminal immigrants in Denver, DC, Philadelphia, and Seattle in preelection operation

Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested more than 170 illegal immigrants in a nationwide operation this month that targeted people with criminal histories living in jurisdictions considered sanctuary cities.

ICE officers took into custody dozens of people in Baltimore, Denver, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., places that it said local policies prevent police from turning over illegal immigrants already in custody to federal authorities.

Department of Homeland Security officials announced the results of Operation Rise’s phase two to reporters in Philadelphia Friday, noting that more than 80% of the 170 people arrested had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges at the time of arrest and were released
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