Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents made a shocking discovery just down the street from the White House earlier this week.
ICE agents arrested 82 illegal immigrants around the corner from the White House. Even worse, 80 percent of those arrested have criminal records and are part of a deadly gang known as MS-13, a gang known for murdering people with machetes.
According to reports, the ICE raids lasted nearly an entire week and targeted illegal immigrants all throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.
Freedom Daily reports:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 82 illegal immigrants in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area as part of in a five-day sting that concluded March 30, according to a press release Wednesday.
The standard enforcement operation targeted criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives. Virginia topped Maryland and the District of Columbia with the highest number of arrests at 79. D.C. followed with two arrests, while only one Maryland resident was taken into custody.
About 80 percent of the arrestees have been convicted of criminal offenses in addition to illegally residing in the country, including crimes like armed robbery, larceny and drug distribution. The other 14 people were seized for ties to the MS-13 gang, outstanding deportation orders, overstaying visas, being wanted by a foreign law enforcement organization, being a verified human rights violator.
Democrats often like to complain about ICE agents, acting like they scoop up innocent immigrants just trying to live their lives, but in reality, ICE agents put their lives at risk and arrest some of the most dangerous illegal immigrants, who are affiliated to gangs and have long criminal records.
Any illegal immigrants who are productive members of society should actively apply to obtain legal immigration status. There is no excuse for living in the United States illegally, and those who do, have no right to complain when ICE arrests and deports them.