31 illegal immigrants arrested in countywide ICE sweep

Federal authorities arrested 31 people, including nearly two dozen illegal immigrants, in San Diego County during an operation targeting criminal immigrants last week, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Sixteen of the 31 individuals arrested were North County residents, according to ICE. The arrests took place in Chula Vista, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, La Mesa, Oceanside, San Diego, San Marcos and Vista.

The three-day operation, which ended Friday, was conducted by ICE as part of the agency’s efforts to prioritize the deportation of criminal illegal immigrants and illegal immigrants who have been deported before, officials said.

“(ICE) is committed to working hard to make our communities safer by arresting and removing convicted criminal aliens and those who blatantly ignore their deportation orders without regard for our nation’s laws,” said Robin Baker, field director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in San Diego.

Among those arrested was a 51-year-old Mexican man, whose name was not released, convicted of committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14, according to ICE. He is facing deportation, officials said.

Another man arrested during the operation was a 55-year-old Mexican man with a criminal history that includes domestic violence, drunken driving, theft and possession of a controlled substance, according to ICE. He was deported to Mexico last week, officials said.

The 25 men and six women arrested during the operation include foreign nationals from three countries; Mexico, Guatemala and Russia.

Of those arrested during the operation, 23 were illegal immigrants with prior criminal convictions whose crimes included sex crimes, domestic violence, embezzlement and possession of narcotics, officials said.

The group also included five immigration fugitives with outstanding orders of deportation and 18 previously deported illegal immigrants.


Immigration crackdown results in 24 arrests

A three-day operation targeting illegal immigrants and fugitives resulted in two dozen arrests around Indianapolis.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 24 convicted criminal aliens during the sweep. ICE said 17 had prior convictions for crimes ranging from drug possession to resisting arrest, drunk driving and illegally entering the U.S. Three were ordered to leave the country but failed to comply. Three more were previously deported and came back to the U.S. illegally.

The arrests included 23 men and one woman from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela. The operation covered Indianapolis, Franklin and Plainfield.

“ERO is committed to making our communities safer by arresting and removing convicted criminal aliens and immigration fugitives,” said Ricardo Wong, field office director for ICE ERO in Chicago. “By targeting our efforts on these egregious offenders, we are improving public safety while making the best use of our resources.”

These arrests were coordinated with ICE’s National Fugitive Operations Program (NFOP). Top priority is given to cases involving aliens who pose a threat to national security and public safety, including street gang members and child sex offenders.

An alleged illegal immigrant charged with allegedly molesting girl, 8

CHAMBERSBURG – An alleged illegal immigrant is in jail, accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl multiple times over the course of a year.

Rogelio Dionicio-Reyes, 21, of 250 S. Third St., Chambersburg, allegedly touched the child sexually as recently as May 19, according to charging documents filed by Chambersburg Police with Magisterial District Judge Glenn Manns.


Dionicio-Reyes was arrested Monday and arraigned on the charges Tuesday morning, according to online court records. He was placed in Franklin County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.


A jail representative said Dionicio-Reyes was being held there on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer. Charging documents state that his native country is Mexico.


A woman called police Monday to report that Dionicio-Reyes had sexually assaulted her daughter, according to the affidavit. The girl told police that he touched her inappropriately on several occasions. Her 11-year-old brother also reported that he witnessed one of the incidents.


In that case, Dionicio-Reyes allegedly went into a room where the two children were and told the boy to leave and wash the dishes. After the boy left the room, Dionicio-Reyes allegedly began touching the girl and carried her into another room.


The boy told police that he walked into the room and saw Dionicio-Reyes on top of the girl, holding her arms over her head. They were both wearing clothing, but Dionicio-Reyes was allegedly trying to remove the girl’s clothes.


Police read Dionicio-Reyes his rights and interviewed him about the allegations, according to the affidavit. He allegedly confirmed what the boy had seen and admitted to touching the girl sexually in November.


He is charged with two counts of indecent assault of a person younger than 13, a third-degree felony.

Feds forced to release list of words used to monitor online speech

Pork. Cloud. Mexico. Exercise. Screening. Response. I have just given the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seven good reasons to investigate this article and its author.

The Daily Mail notes that a Freedom Of Information Act request has forced DHS to publicize a list of keywords it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

complete list of the terms (which include Department of Homeland Security andsocial media) can be found here, as well as in the department’s 2011 Analyst’s Desktop Binder, which has also been made public via the FOIA request—or mostly public anyway. The version available via the above link contains some redactions.

According to the Mail, “analysts are instructed to search for evidence of unfolding natural disasters, public health threats and serious crimes such as mall/school shootings, major drug busts, illegal immigrant busts.”

The FOIA request was filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a watchdog group that described the list in a letter to the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counter-terrorism and Intelligence as “broad, vague and ambiguous.”

EPIC made the cast that the items include “vast amounts of First Amendment protected speech that is entirely unrelated to the Department of Homeland Security mission to protect the public against terrorism and disasters.”

I can see the group’s point. It is hard to fathom how words like aid, relief, or wave could be used to help agents tighten the noose on prospective terrorists. Then again, what do I know about SCREENING. Whoops, there I go again.