U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 27 people, including 22 criminal aliens, during a three-day fugitive enforcement operation on the eastern shore of Maryland.
Seven immigration fugitives ignored lawful orders of removal and eight illegally reentered the United States after being deported. Of the 27 arrested, 22 had criminal histories including assault, battery, burglary, child endangerment, counterfeiting, disorderly conduct, DUI, heroin possession, prostitution, resisting arrest and theft.
The arrestees are natives of Brazil, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico and Nepal.
"ICE will continue to arrest criminal aliens who have ignored an immigration judge's order to leave the country," said Dorothy Herrera-Niles, field office director for ERO Baltimore, in a release. "Ultimately, these operations help improve public safety by removing criminals from our streets and from our country."