In a nationwide operation from June 10 through June 14, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested in Texas and cities across the country 11 fugitives known or suspected of human rights violations.

ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) units worked with additional agencies in Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and multiple cities across the U.S. to apprehend the fugitives. Those arrested during the operation are subject to removal to their countries of origin.

“These individuals fraudulently entered the United States in an attempt to escape justice in their home countries,” said ERO Executive Associate Director Daniel A. Bible on Monday.

Among the foreign nationals arrested were three individuals from Central America accused of executions, “enforced disappearances,” and collecting intelligence for “violent regimes.”

Three individuals from Africa suspected of conducting executions, rape, recruiting child soldiers, and “committing atrocities on behalf of governments” were captured.

A fugitive from Asia was wanted for targeting “women for forced abortions and sterilizations” and for “abducting women on behalf of the ruling political party.”

Two former members of paramilitary groups from Asia and the Caribbean and two violent political activists from the Caucasus mountain region, located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, were also apprehended.

“Thanks to the coordinated efforts of the Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center, the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor and the men and women of Enforcement and Removal Operations who made the arrests, our communities are safer and 11 known or suspected human rights violators will not receive safe haven in the U.S,” Bible stated.

In April, ICE and ERO units organized a national operation that captured 14 dangerous fugitives accused of human rights violations in countries such as Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Charges against the individuals range from torture, killings, forced disappearances, “rape, mutilation, and massacres.”

The Biden administration’s open-border policy has resulted in millions of illegal aliens entering the country, causing increased crime in Texas and across the nation.

As Texas Scorecard previously reported, the number of illegal aliens with criminal backgrounds attempting to cross the border into the United States has significantly increased since 2021.

Recently, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sought answers from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland about the Biden administration’s dismissal of more than 350,000 illegal alien removal cases. The New York Post called the dismissal of the removal cases “mass amnesty.”

Debra McClure

Debra McClure is a contract writer for Texas Scorecard. She is also a former teacher.