ICE Sweeps Chicago Area
By Prescott Carlson in News on Jul 24, 2009 9:31PM
Photo via ICE
The sting was part of an initiative of ICE dubbed "Operation Community Shield," where ICE agents work with other law enforcement agencies down to the local level with the goal of reducing violent gang crime:
"By partnering with local law enforcement, ICE is making great strides in combating gang activity in our communities," said James Gibbons, acting special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Chicago. "ICE aggressively targets illegal alien gang members who instill fear in our neighborhoods through intimidation and violence."
Since the operation started almost 4 years ago, ICE has arrested 13,800 gang members nationwide.