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WI DOJ Partners With ICE - Operation Nets 30 Criminal Illegal Aliens in Milwaukee and Surrounding Counties


MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today another successful criminal illegal alien arrest operation in partnership with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities which concluded on Thursday, July 30. 


"Criminal illegal aliens do not belong in Wisconsin. My partnership with ICE and local law enforcement continues to remove these threats to public safety and the neighborhoods and citizens they victimize," Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said. "I am grateful to the agents and officers that execute these dangerous arrests of known criminals with no ties to Wisconsin except their criminal activity," said Van Hollen. 


Wisconsin Department of Justice Special Agents and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents together with local law enforcement took thirty (30) criminal illegal aliens into custody in an operation conducted over four days beginning on Monday, July 27 and concluding on Thursday, July 30, 2009. Operations concentrated in the City of Milwaukee and surrounding jurisdictions. 


Of those arrested, 23 were taken into custody in Milwaukee, three in Waukesha, two in West Bend, one in Allenton, and one in Cudahy. All had criminal arrests or conviction histories or had returned to the United States after a prior deportation. 


All suspects are pending immigration court proceedings or removal from the U.S.