ICE arrests 55 people in Arizona in connection to gangs, serious crimes

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The United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested 1,378 people over the last six weeks in a massive gang-related operation.

ICE said hundreds of suspected members of the Bloods, Surenos, MS-13 and Crips gangs were among those arrested in the operations between late March and early May.

Three who were arrested were part of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - DACA. The operation targeted gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity, including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling and sex trafficking, murder and racketeering.

ICE, which had a special section of its report dedicated to MS-13, said it has made 4,300 criminal arrests and 3,000 civil arrests of MS-13 members.

Thomas Homan, ICE acting director, leaves the podium after a news conference on Thursday.

Authorities said almost 1,100 people were arrested on federal or state charges, 21 of whom face murder charges and seven face rape and sexual assault charges. Outside of this operation, many others have had their DACA revoked by USCIS for gang membership, but remain in the country.

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ICE and Homeland Security Investigations conducted the raids.

In February, ICE said enforcement actions then were planned before Trump's executive orders on illegal immigration. The remaining 280 were arrested on immigration violations, they said.

Of the 10 captured individuals who crossed the border as unaccompanied minors, eight of them were MS-13 members, according to the release.

A majority of the arrests - 933 out of the 1,378 - are US citizens, officials said.

More than two-thirds of the people arrested are US citizens, and all but two of those were born in this country, ICE officials said.

Most recently, Breitbart Texas reported on the continued resettlement of foreign unaccompanied minors into MS-13-prone regions of the US, despite experts pointing to evidence that this process allows foreign crime syndicates to flourish. When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders, it undermines ICE's ability to protect public safety and carry out its mission.