ICE arrests 75 people across north Texas and Oklahoma, including two in Sherman

Published: Jun. 26, 2019 at 6:34 PM CDT
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Of the 75 people arrested, two of them were in Sherman, and one man who lives nearby said he saw the ice agents make an arrest at the corner of Tuck and Grand.

This man wanted to remain anonymous, and says he recognized the man ICE arrested.

"When I turned around to see who it was, I thought yeah they got him, finally. But I know it was a horrific scene the way they drove up. They was on him like... I'll get out," he said.

The Department of Homeland Security says 75 people were arrested during their four day operation.

They say 58 of them are from Mexico, including a husband and wife in Sherman.

ICE found the man in Sherman, as he was leaving his house just before seven Thursday morning.

Federal officials say they can't legally tell us their names, they say they have a rich criminal history in the United States.

"Convictions for DWI, convictions for manufacturing delivering a controlled substance in 2017. Also his spouse is a Mexican national as well and she's got a conviction for manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance," said Marc Moore, ICE Dallas Field Office Director.

DHS said 49 people targeted by deportation officers during this operation had prior criminal histories, including convictions such as drug possession and assault.

They say one target during in the operation was a Honduran man arrested for first degree rape of a minor child, who is now in ICE custody.

"Every one of those that we take off the street, out of the community, out of the country is certainly a step in making the community a safer place and ensuring these individuals aren't out there to be able to re-offend or commit new crimes," said Moore.

ICE agents say this operation has been planned out months in advance, before President Trump's tweets over the weekend about upcoming immigration sweeps.

DHS says all 75 targets are subject for arrest and removal under the US Immigration and Nationality Act.

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