News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Immigration agency sweep wraps up with 332 arrests

By JENNIFER LEBOVICH

More than 300 foreign nationals accused of evading deportation and violating other immigration laws were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in South Florida during a two-week stretch, possibly the agency's largest roundup in Florida.

The 332 arrested, from 15 different countries, were brought in during a ''targeted enforcement'' operation by officers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Barbara Gonzalez, an ICE spokeswoman in Miami, said Sunday.

It may be the largest roundup in Florida since the agency was created in March 2003 when the functions of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the U.S. Customs Service were folded into the Department of Homeland Security.

ICE plans to announce the results of the operation during a news conference Monday with Michael Rozos, the agency's Florida field office director.

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