AG Knudsen Calls on Biden Administration to Protect Montana Families, Not Illegal Alien Sex Offenders

HELENA – Montana’s Attorney General Austin Knudsen today called on President Biden and his administration to reverse its last-minute cancellation of Operation Talon. Operation Talon is a nationwide ICE operation that focuses on removing illegally present convicted sex offenders from the United States.

The cancellation of Operation Talon emboldens sexual predators who seek to enter the United States illegally and exacerbates issues of sexual assault and trafficking in Montana. According to data collected by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, during the period from October 2014 to May 2018, ICE arrested 19,752 illegal aliens with criminal convictions for whom the most serious prior conviction was a conviction for a sex-related offense.