By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 19, 2018: Several Caribbean immigrants are among 225 nabbed by officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US ICE) agency during a recent six-day round-up period in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley.
Among the Caribbean nationals arrested were a 56-year-old Haitian national, who has been convicted for manslaughter; a 39-year-old Jamaican national and registered sex offender; a 36-year-old Dominican national who is wanted in his home country for murder; and a 58-year-old, twice removed Trinidadian national, who has been convicted of conspiracy to produce fraudulent identification documents.
The Haitian national was arrested in East Elmhurst, Queens, NY and had been sentenced to 4-12 years after being convicted, not just for second degree manslaughter, but also for tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a weapon.
The 39-year-old Jamaican national and registered sexual offender was arrested in Brooklyn and has been convicted of attempted rape of a child under 13 and criminal possession of a loaded weapon.
In Manhattan, the 36-year-old Dominican national was also nabbed for administrative corruption and accepting bribes while the 58-year-old, Trinidadian national arrested had also been convicted of forgery, fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property, and possession of stolen property, and false statement on a U.S. passport application.
Also nabbed by ICE agents were a 57-year-old Jamaican national who has convictions of sexual abuse of a child under age 14; and two Dominican Republic nationals, who were arrested in Manhattan and the Bronx, respectively.
A 38-year-old previously removed Dominican Republic national was arrested in Manhattan after being convicted of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance, identity theft and grand larceny and stalking.
In the Bronx, a 33-year-old Dominican national, who was sentenced to 6 years in prison and 5 years of parole supervision after being convicted for criminal possession of a loaded weapon, robbery and forcible theft, was also detained.
Of those arrested, more than 180 were convicted criminals or had criminal charges pending and more than 80 had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States or had been previously removed from the United States and returned illegally.
Several had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.
The arrestees also included nationals from Antigua, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Some of the individuals arrested during this operation will face federal criminal prosecutions for illegal entry and illegal re-entry after deportation.
Those who are not being federally prosecuted will be processed administratively for removal from the United States. Those who have outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country.
The remaining immigrants are in ICE custody awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge or pending travel arrangements for removal in the near future.