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Immigration Raid Nets 45 'Convicted Criminal Aliens' in MA and CT

The raid is part of the controversial Secure Communities immigration enforcement program.

Immediately after implementing its controversial "Secure Communities" program, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and law enforcement officers completed a four-day raid Monday that snagged 45 "convicted criminal aliens" in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The Connecticut Post reported the raid, which ICE officials called "Operation Threats Against the Community." The newspaper said agents apprehended felons convicted of crimes including assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a pistol without a permit, failing to register as a sex offender, indecent assault on a minor, narcotics violations and assault on a police officer.

The suspects are now in custody and subject to deportation. None of them was apprehended in .

Immigrant advocates have asked that East Haven be exempt from Secure Communities until federal charges are resolved against four town police officers accused of violating the constitutional rights of Hispanic immigrants.

Lou March 01, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Great job ICE! Get the illegals out, they are ruining this country!
CAjones March 01, 2012 at 06:26 PM
To add insult to injury WPIX reporter Mario Diaz passed out taco's to all the deportee's. Hasta La Vista, baby.
Abused Citizen March 01, 2012 at 06:31 PM
This is horrible news! These poor immigrants were just trying to make a better life for themselves. Families will be ripped apart. The illegal alien community will be forced to live in fear. Kids will be afraid that their parents will be deported. Illegals will no longer report crimes for fear of being deported. The only criminals who should be deported should be those who preyed on other illegal aliens. If the victims were Americans, who cares?
The Commish March 01, 2012 at 06:33 PM
I too agree, great job... What I do not agree with is Immigrant advocates asking that East Haven be exempt from Secure Communities until federal charges are resolved against four town police officers accused of violating the constitutional rights of Hispanic immigrants. I, before being called a racist, am NOT. I come from a family of mixed ethnicity of which I love and care for every single family member equally. With that being said, I AM a legal,law obiding citizen and believe that if you want to reside here in East Haven you should also be. No one should be getting a hall pass because of the current situation here in East Haven. The security of the law should not stop @ East Havens borders to avoid upsetting a few. What is good for the goose, is good for the gander...PERIOD
Luigi (the original) March 01, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Read this article again!!!!! "The newspaper said agents apprehended felons convicted of crimes including assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a pistol without a permit, failing to register as a sex offender, indecent assault on a minor, narcotics violations and assault on a police officer." HORRIBLE NEWS!!!!!!!!!
Buzz Mills March 01, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Illegal Immigrant Workers http://bit.ly/hnHEbs Americans Overwhelmingly Support E-Verify http://1.usa.gov/xxV32C
Richard Poulton March 01, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Waiting for someone to get a comment from the Yale law student group or father Manship or Gov. Malloy & Mayor John, anyone against this sort of enforcement. I doubt any of them would make a comment anyway. How could they not want these people arrested and deported, be it breaking up a family or not. These are the types of people the government should be keying on. And Malloy doesn't want it in CT., nor does King John want it in NH. If I were the federal government, any state, city or town not taking part would loose all federal law enforcemnt grants/funds. Then lets see how fast they get involved.
Irishman March 01, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Abused citizen, illegal immigrants are deportable criminals and if they wanted to make a better life for their families, then they should follow all the rules of our Country, like our parents & grandparents followed. Americans will no longer accept these people comming into our Country and breaking the laws of our land !
James March 02, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Good job Ice Now possibly the Maturo Gang and a few other narrow minded people can actually sleep better knowing the Latino community has less illegal members here in our country and start showing the legal immigrants some well deserved respect
Anthony M March 03, 2012 at 06:04 AM
guess they should have thought about getting citizenship first. oh and not being a carreer criminal on top of it. These people are responsoinle for their own choices and actions. now they have to deal with the punishment of such choices. Stop making this about race. It makes you look racist and ignorant.
cheryl March 10, 2012 at 03:21 PM
respect is earned and a two way street james..the legal latinos and business owners are hiding and hiring the illegals,,until all that is stopped the respect will never be there
noname March 10, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Cheryl, how right you are! And to you James, most citizens here don't have a problem with those from other countries. Those who create the problems are the politicians, heads of church, who want tax money to support legals, illegals giving them free everything! We have American born citizens here who are fighting to eat! They don't see fit to help those here who are in need b/c they've lost their jobs to some of the legals,illegals b/c they work cheap! Places that hire people from other countries should be heavily fined! The slogan that no one here would do those jobs is a really big farce! Anyonewho has to feed a family and in need, would gladly do the job and many have stated so. Don't call me a racist! American citizens have upheld this country and they should be FIRST on the list of being helped and given the opportunity to have the FIRST choice to a job! Why are we still sending money to foreign countries...when it's so needed here.. Why are we feeding, housing and giving FREE hospital care to foreigners BEFORE WE TEND TO OUR OWN?.WHY is OUR COUNTRY NOT BEHIND its citizens who have been the backbone of this country and made it the leader above all other countries? We need to ask ourselves these questions....CAN WE REASON THE WHO AND THE WHY?

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