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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 Friday, October 23.
"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 took thirty-four criminal illegal aliens into custody in an operation conducted over two weeks beginning on October 13th and concluding on Friday, October 24, 2009. The partnership's efforts included the communities of Milwaukee, Whitewater, Fort Atkinson, Beaver Dam, Jefferson, Kenosha, Neosho, Racine, Waukesha, Delavan, and Lake Geneva.
Of those arrested, their criminal histories included such crimes as: second degree sexual assault of a child, possession of cocaine, battery, burglary, hit and run, aggravated battery, manufacture and delivery of cocaine, exposing genitals to a child, first degree sexual assault and OWI/Cause Injury while OWI.
Under Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's leadership, the Wisconsin Department of Justice has become a more active partner and participant in these cooperative enforcement operations concentrating on criminal aliens.
"The success of this operation speaks for itself. These criminals are now out of Wisconsin neighborhoods and off the streets," said Attorney General Van Hollen. He went on "I am grateful to the ICE officials with whom we have and will continue to work cooperatively."