We're seeing more and more "ETL" initiatives hitting the news lately. Thank God.
Thousands of illegals were swept up in an ICE sting:
More than 1,300 foreign-born criminals and other immigrants who ignored deportation orders have been rounded up in southern California in the last two weeks in what officials said on Wednesday was the largest sweep of its kind in the United States.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 530 immigration violators and took custody of almost 800 foreign nationals already in prison, but who had previously evaded deportation orders.
"The 1,300 taken into custody by ICE in the past two weeks include numerous suspected street gang members, as well as aliens convicted of sex offenses, assaults and kidnapping," Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary Julie Myers told a news conference.
"We have made our communities safer and protected the integrity of our nation's immigration system," she said.
Most of those arrested were Mexicans, but the group included immigration violators from 30 countries, including Armenia, India, Indonesia, Jordan and Peru. More than 600 have already been repatriated, officials said.
I'm heartened to see that they're at least targeting criminal illegal aliens. Let's kick them out and then go after all the rest.