LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, 16 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators were arrested during a three-day operation in western Kentucky.
This operation concluded November 8th and was conducted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations teams in Louisville.
Of the 16 arrested, 11 had prior convictions for crimes such as: aggravated assault, drunken driving, theft, public intoxication, and traffic offenses. Three of the 16 were immigration fugitives who had been previously ordered to leave the country but failed to depart; two of the fugitives also had criminal convictions. Three of those arrested had been previously removed from the country and illegally re-entered the United States, which is a felony.