Liberal protestors marked Thursday as a #DayWithoutImmigrants in light of recent raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Their protest involved refusing to come into work, claiming that Trump Administration is anti-immigrant. However, 75 percent of those arrests were for criminal offenses.
ICE trolled protestors on Twitter by posting a #ThrowBackThursday of the government agency conducting massive raids in 2004. It resulted in the detaining of “3,100 convicted criminal aliens & immigration fugitives.”
Immigration raids are nothing new. President Obama deported more people than any other President in history.
During the 2012 raids, ICE arrested 3,100 people, including nearly 1,500 criminal convictions.
“ERO officers arrested 2,834 individuals that had prior criminal convictions including at least 1,063 aliens who had multiple criminal convictions,” the press release stated. “Of those arrested, 1,477 had felony convictions including murder, manslaughter, attempted murder, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, terroristic threats, drug trafficking, child abuse, battery on a child, sexual crimes against minors, and aggravated assault. Of the total 2,834 criminal aliens arrested, 50 were gang members and 149 were convicted sex offenders.”