U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 83 undocumented aliens in New Orleans (pictured), Memphis, and other locations from around the American South. The majority of those swept up did not have criminal records. Image courtesy of John McClusker, The Advocate.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 83 illegal immigrants in New Orleans and Memphis, most of whom had no criminal record.
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Of the 83 individuals taken into custody, 64 were categorized by ICE as ‘noncriminal.’
While the agency has maintained its priority is to seek out and deport illegal immigrants who commit crimes within the United States, the majority of arrests in New Orleans and Memphis were simply of people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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