Federal agents announced Friday that they had recently arrested 123 illegal immigrants in Texas.
The illegal immigrants were arrested in an “eight-day operation that ended Wednesday,” KAGS reports.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) also claim that all of those arrested had previous criminal convictions. They were from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.
Summaries of some of the criminal aliens arrested shows that one individual was previously convicted of “two counts of lewd act on a child and one count of impregnating a minor; he was twice deported, and was convicted for illegal re-entry after deportation,” FOX29 reports.
Others arrested had previously run afoul with the law for possession of heroin and other controlled substances. Some had been previously deported but re-entered the country several times.
Daniel Bible, field office director of ERO San Antonio, reportedly said, “Public safety remains a top priory for ICE. This was a focused eight-day enforcement operation over a large area, but we routinely conduct operations daily.”
This news comes as a House bill included $1.57 billion in funding for border protection, enough to make some progress, but not enough to build the entire border wall.