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31 Arrested in Wisconsin Immigration Crackdown

by Gamino Law Offices on 03/25/14

- Attorney Carlos Gamino

Last week, several people were arrested in Northeastern Wisconsin as part of a state immigration crackdown. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 31 undocumented immigrants were apprehended as part of an operation to remove “criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and other immigration violators.”

The operation specifically targeted illegal immigrants who had already been convicted of crimes, including theft, burglary, drug crimes, domestic abuse, battery, child enticement, identity theft,  sexual assault, and illegal re-entry after deportation. Arrests were made in Green Bay, Greenleaf, Seymour, Manitowoc, Appleton, Grand Chute, and Menasha.

Two of the immigrants that were apprehended had current orders for deportation and eight of the immigrants had been deported in the past. One of the immigrants, a 31-year-old Mexican native, was previously convicted on a marijuana possession charge. He

Among those arrested was a 31-year-old Mexican convicted of marijuana possession. He was arrested in Green Bay after being caught and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell and driving with a revoked license.

The majority of the immigrants who were apprehended (27 total) are from Mexico, two are from Honduras, one is from El Salvador and another from Russia.

Not only are these immigrants in need of criminal defense, but they are also in need of a skilled Milwaukee immigration lawyer. Oftentimes, foreigners are unfairly charged with crimes and are threatened with deportation as a result. An experienced immigration attorney can ensure the individual’s rights are protected, especially if the accusations are false.

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