CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. May 3, 2010: A Jamaican national was among 596 migrants recently nabbed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Georgia.
Oriel Bernard McCarthy was arrested last Tuesday by the Atlanta Fugitive Operation Team in Jonesboro, Georgia. He was recently arrested for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.
McCarthy`s criminal history includes convictions and arrests in four states, including New York, South Carolina, Maryland and Georgia for crimes including felony forgery, stalking, criminal domestic violence, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and manufacture, aggravated assault, sexual abuse and forcible contact, possession of stolen property, and robbery. He was ordered removed by an immigration judge on October 21, 2009 in New York City and now faces deportation back to Jamaica.
The 596 foreign nationals with criminal records were iced during a three-day enforcement surge throughout the southeastern United States, making it the biggest operation targeting at-large criminal aliens ever carried out by ICE in the region.
Arrests in Florida and Puerto Rico accounted for the largest number of apprehensions during the operation where a total of 258 aliens were taken into custody. The Atlanta Field Office recorded the next highest number of arrests with 232. The arrestees, 544 men and 55 women, represent 60 different nations, including countries in Latin America, Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.