38.9 F
Fort Worth
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Government Immigration officers arrest 98 in Texas, Oklahoma operation; 5 in Fort Worth

Immigration officers arrest 98 in Texas, Oklahoma operation; 5 in Fort Worth

Other News

Rice Tilley Jr.: June 21, 1936-Oct. 28, 2020

Rice Tilley Jr. courtesy Longtime Fort Worth lawyer and leader Rice Tilley died Wednesday morning, reportedly of complications of COVID-19. He...

Developer tied to Texas AG accused judge, others of fraud

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General...

Who killed Sweden’s prime minister? 1986 assassination of Olof Palme is finally solved – maybe

Andrew Nestingen, University of Washington It took 34 years,...

Fort Worth Police seeking man who robbed diners on Southside restaurant patio

Fort Worth Police are seeking a man who robbed diners at an outdoor patio on Hemphill Street on the city's Southside.

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officers have arrested 98 people in a Texas and Oklahoma immigration enforcement sweep that authorities say could lead to dozens of deportations.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday announced officers made 87 arrests in North Texas and 11 in Oklahoma. The 10-day law enforcement effort concluded Friday.

ICE officials say most of those immigrants targeted by deportation officers have criminal convictions. Officials say 29 of those arrested had illegally re-entered the U.S. after being deported.

Agency authorities say deportation officers, during similar operations, have encountered other immigrants believed to be in the U.S. illegally and those individuals could also face arrest.

From the Immigration and Customs Enforcement news release:

During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following 38 Texas cities and towns: Amarillo (2), Arlington (2), Athens (1), Big Spring (1), Bridgeport (1), Canton (1), Carrollton (1), Dallas (11), Denton (3), Fort Worth (5), Frisco (3), Garland (1), Gilmer (4), Grapevine (1), Greenville (1), Haltom City (1), Haslett (1), Hawley (1), Irving (6), Jacksboro (2), Kaufman (1), Lewisville (2), Longview (2), Lubbock (9), McKinney (3), Mesquite (2), Palestine (2), Pampa (4), Perryton (2), Plainview (2), Plano (1), Sache (1), San Angelo (2), Sherman (2), Tyler (1), Wichita Falls (1) and White Oak (1). A total of 11 arrests were made in Oklahoma in Oklahoma City (3) and Tulsa (8). Of the 98 arrested, 67 had criminal convictions; 87 men and 11 women were arrested. They range in age from 19 to 62 years old.

Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following six countries: Mexico (82), El Salvador (7), Honduras (6), Marshall Islands (1), Pakistan (1) and Peru (1).

Latest News

Tarrant County indicts 4 for elder fraud

The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that three men and one woman have been indicted on charges of engaging...

Former DHS official says he wrote ‘Anonymous’ Trump critique

By KEVIN FREKING and ZEKE MILLER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and...

Developer tied to Texas AG accused judge, others of fraud

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General...

AP Explains: The rule that made the modern internet

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications...

A week before the election, Texas National Guard prepares to deploy troops to cities

By Shawn Mulcahy, The Texas Tribune Oct. 27, 2020 "A week before the election,...