Jim Kouri, CPP85% OF CHILD PREDATORS ARE CRIMINAL IMMIGRANTSSun Oct 23, 2005 00:4322.214.171.124
85% OF CHILD PREDATORS ARE CRIMINAL IMMIGRANTS
Jim Kouri, CPP COPmagazine@aol.com
October 22, 2005
Top officials at the Department of Homeland Security recently revealed that
arrests for child sex crimes during the first two years of Operation Predator
have exceeded 6,000 and 85 percent of them are criminal immigrants.
Operation Predator is Immigration and Customs Enforcement's comprehensive
initiative to safeguard children from foreign national pedophiles, international
sex tourists, Internet child pornographers and human traffickers. Operation
Predator evolved out of ICE's mission to find and deport illegal aliens,
particularly those with criminal records. The majority of the arrests under
Operation Predator - roughly 85% - have involved foreign nationals in this
country whose child sex crimes make them removable from the United States. By
matching immigration databases with state Megan's law directories, ICE agents
have arrested more than 1,800 registered sex offenders.
Since Operation Predator began on July 9, 2003, the initiative has resulted in
6,085 child predator arrests throughout the country - an average of roughly 250
arrests per month and eight arrests per day. While arrests have been made in
every state, the most have occurred in these states: Arizona (207), California
(1,578), Florida (255), Illinois (282), Michigan (153), Minnesota (190), New
Jersey (423), New York (367), Oregon (148) and Texas (545).
Operation Predator also has an important international component, as leads
developed by domestic ICE offices are shared with ICE Attach - offices overseas
and foreign law enforcement for action. To date, leads shared by ICE with
foreign authorities have resulted in the arrest of roughly 1,000 individuals
With an average of nearly 250 child sex predator arrests per month, ICE's
Operation Predator has emerged as one of most successful efforts ever launched
to protect America's children. In enforcing the nation's immigration laws, ICE
is systematically targeting those who pose the greatest threats, including
criminal aliens who prey on our children.
Some recent ICE arrests involving criminal aliens who committed child sex crimes
include Julio Cesar Rabago-Magana, a Mexican man who raped a four-year-old child
in the basement of Mercado Central in Minneapolis, Minn. Rabago-Magana pleaded
guilty Oct. 23, 2002 to first-degree criminal sexual conduct. After serving his
criminal sentence, he was arrested by ICE agents at his St. Paul home on March
3, 2005, and deported six days later.
To date, more than 2,100 of these foreign-born predators have been removed from
the United States to their home nations. As part of this process, ICE advises
the host nation governments about the criminal histories of each sex predator it
is deporting to their nations. ICE also issues Green Notices through Interpol in
appropriate cases. The Green Notice provides information on career criminals who
have committed, or are likely to commit, offenses in several countries.
US Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement,
National Security Institute
© 2005 Jim Kouri- All Rights Reserved
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of
Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in
Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in
the 1980s. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police
and security officers throughout the country.
He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police
Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's
appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows
including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His
book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can
be ordered at local bookstores.
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