Beckley., WV (WOAY) – Nine people in Beckley, WV were arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
ICE officials have told Newswatch that the individuals were unlawfully present here in the United States.
In an official statement about the arrest the ICE states,
On Feb. 28, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers arrested nine people in Beckley, WV, unlawfully present in the United States.
ICE continues to focus its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security. However, as ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan has made clear, ICE does not exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement. All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.