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News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Thurs. Oct. 15, 2015: A 55-year-old Jamaican national living near York, Pennsylvania is set to be deported back to his native land after being nabbed by officers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) division.

The man was among a dozen criminal immigrants living near York, Pennsylvania who were recently arrested during a six-day enforcement operation.

The 55-year-old was convicted for three domestic violence counts, tampering with felony proceedings, making harassing phone calls, as well as being arrested and charged with multiple other crimes.

Also arrested were two Dominican Republic nationals. A 26-year-old Dominican Republic national for convictions including theft, five counts of cruelty to animals, 19 traffic-related convictions, and an arrest for threatening to kill another person with a firearm now also faces deportation.

Also set to be deported is a 29-year-old Dominican Republic national who was convicted of indecently assaulting a child less than 16 years old and also of driving under the influence.

US ICE is focused on removing immigrants from the country who are deemed as threats to national security are part of criminal street gangs or are convicted felons and aggravated felons.

Agents are also targeting those who have misdemeanors or convictions for significant misdemeanors, including DUIs for deportation.

In fiscal 2014, ERO removed 315,943 individuals from the United States.


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