By Steve Neavling
More than 25 offenders who were reporting for community service Sunday morning in Fort Worth, Texas, were detained by ICE agents over undocumented immigration statuses.
The community service program is designed for people on probation.
ICE agents detained 26 offenders who are accused of being undocumented, the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports.
According to David McClelland, chief of staff for Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn, the undocumented immigrants had convictions of high-level misdemeanors and low-level felonies.
ICE declined to give details.
“ICE officers are conducting ongoing immigration enforcement operations in North Texas. No further details are available until the conclusion of this operation,” Carl Rusnok, ICE spokesman for the Dallas region, said in an emailed statement. “ICE routinely conducts immigration enforcement operations locally and nationwide which help improve overall public safety by removing criminal aliens from our communities, and ultimately from our country.
The offenders were escorted into a bus.
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