On March 2, 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) had arrested nine criminal aliens and immigration violators in northern Indiana, in the counties of Allen, Elkhart and St. Joseph, over a 2-day enforcement action. ERO officers made six arrests in Elkhart, two in South Bend, and one in Fort Wayne. The individuals arrested ranged in age from 26 to 59, and were from El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Ghana, and Mexico. Several of them had prior criminal histories and some had reentered the U.S. after having been deported.