Caribbean nationals apprehended in immigration sweep

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency reports that among 21 noncitizens who were identified as having been convicted of felony rape, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, unlawful possession or use of a firearm, drug distribution or trafficking, or driving under the influence, officers from its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Philadelphia apprehended several Caribbean nationals.

According to ICE, the nationals were released from jail on parole or probation and placed under close surveillance in communities during a nationwide enforcement campaign between March 4 and March 13.

One of those detained, according to ICE, is a 28-year-old Haitian citizen who lives in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and was found guilty in April 2022 of misdemeanor indecent assault on a person under the age of 16.

A 24-year-old Jamaican citizen who lives in Chester, Pennsylvania, was also detained, according to ICE. In March 2022, he was found guilty of felony criminal possession of a handgun.

A 40-year-old Trinidad and Tobagonian national who lived in Teaneck, New Jersey, was also detained, according to ICE, by ERO Newark, New Jersey.

In November 2022, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York found him guilty of felony conspiracy to distribute controlled substances as well as felony sell, distribute, and dispense narcotics.

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