Immigration arrests made in Eagle County |

Immigration arrests made in Eagle County

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado – During a four-day targeted enforcement operation throughout Colorado ending Friday, 85 convicted criminal aliens and immigration fugitives have been arrested by agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations.

As part of the operation, one alien from Mexico was arrested on Vail, one from the Dominican Republican was arrested in Avon, and one from Honduras was arrested in Edwards.

During the operation, which ended Friday, officers located and arrested 78 aliens with prior criminal convictions. Many of the criminal aliens taken into custody have prior convictions for serious or violent crimes, such as contributing to the delinquency of a minor, sexual assault, possessing and selling dangerous drugs, drunken driving, sexual contact and battery, and assault. In addition, 18 of the individuals ICE officers took into custody were immigration fugitives, aliens with outstanding orders of deportation who had failed to leave the country.

Eighty-two aliens were arrested in the following Colorado cities: Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Commerce City, Longmont, Littleton, Westminster, Federal Heights, Greeley, Weldona, Estes Park, Johnston, Englewood, Thornton, Delta, Montrose, Carbondale, Basalt, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Boulder, Windsor, Fort Collins, Evans, Glenwood Springs, Avon, Edwards, Vail, Grand Junction, Milliken, Lafayette, Fort Morgan, Brush, and Loveland. Three arrests were made in Wyoming.

Twenty one of those arrested had been previously deported. A conviction for felony re-entry carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

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