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Immigration agents arrest 93 foreign-born sex offenders

NEW YORK — Immigration authorities arrested 93 foreign-born sex offenders in New York through a targeted enforcement initiative.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said that of the 93 people arrested, 67 were child predators convicted of sex offenses involving minors. The remaining offenders were convicted of victimizing adults.

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With the exception of one woman from Ecuador convicted of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, all of those arrested were men. Those arrested were from more than 20 countries, including Afghanistan, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic.

They were picked up between June 17 and June 28.

ICE said its enforcement efforts give top priority to cases involving foreigners who pose threats to national security and public safety. Those include sex offenders and members of transnational street gangs.

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