ICE announces the latest results of Operation SOAR, targeting noncitizen sex offenders
WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 302 sex offenders to date as part of a national enforcement effort called Operation SOAR (Sex Offender Arrest and Removal), officials announced Monday.
Operation SOAR is a coordinated enforcement operation that builds on ongoing efforts to arrest and remove noncitizen sex offenders from our communities.
In support of this endeavor, ERO's Fugitive Operations Support Center has spearheaded a collaborative effort with the ERO Law Enforcement Support Center to identify criminal noncitizens who are registered as sex offenders.
In accordance with the civil immigration enforcement priorities, ICE is focusing its limited resources on national security, border security, and public safety.