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WI DOJ Assists in ICE Operation - Central & Western Wisconsin


Criminal Illegal Gang Members Arrested in Mid and Western Wisconsin All In Federal Custody


MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today another successful criminal illegal alien arrest operation in partnership with the United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) undertaken in cooperation with and assistance from the U. S. Border Patrol in Duluth and Wisconsin Department of Justice Special Agents.   The recently concluded operation resulted in 49 arrests.


"This operation undertaken through the heart of our state shows the depth and breadth of the threat to Wisconsin communities, big and small, urban and rural, posed by criminal illegal aliens," Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said.  "Our cooperative efforts are yielding results that make our state safer. I am grateful to our law enforcement partners in local law enforcement and the attention and leadership of our federal partners in ICE. I am pleased, as well for our citizens and law enforcement, this concludes another safe operation," said Van Hollen.


Communities in which arrests were made include: Medford, Stratford, Altoona, Dorchester, Edgar, Wittenberg, Spencer, Loyal, Merrill, Antigo, Plover, Mosinee, Abbostford and Marathon City.


Of those taken into custody, fourth degree sexual assault, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of cocaine, multiple OWI's, possession of meth, felony fraud and unlawful re-entry to the United States were among the criminal histories of those now in custody.


Other successful ICE-DOJ-Local Law Enforcement operations have been undertaken in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Waukesha, Dodge, Jefferson, and Walworth Counties. To date, ICE has arrested over 325 criminal illegal aliens since a re-energized partnership with ICE brought resources and authority to these efforts under Attorney General Van Hollens leadership.


A copy of ICE's press release with additional details on the operation is available at


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