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Four J'cans nabbed in US ICE sweep of 105 foreigners in NJ

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 1:33 PM

Four Jamaicans are among 105 foreign nationals who were arrested during a series of operations conducted by the United States (US) Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) across the state of New Jersey last week.

According to ICE, the four include a 48-year-old man who has convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a weapon.

He was apprehended in the city of New Brunswick.

There was no information on the other Jamaicans.

A statement released by ICE said the operations, which were spearheaded by its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) office, targeted “at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators.”

It indicated, too, that of the 105 persons who were arrested during the operation, 80 per cent had prior criminal convictions and/or pending criminal charges.

“These individuals will go through removal proceedings before an Immigration judge or for those under a final order of removal [deportation], arrangements will be made to remove them from the US,” the statement said.  

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