ICE Arrests 3,100 Immigrants in Six Day Sweep
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ICE has arrested 3,100 immigrants in a national six-day sweep:
This six-day operation, the largest of its kind, involved the collaboration of more than 1,900 ICE officers and agents from all of ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations' (ERO) 24 field offices, assistance from ICE Homeland Security Investigations as well as coordination with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners throughout the United States. Arrests occurred in all 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
204 of those arrested will face criminal charges. Here's the fact sheet on the arrests. [More...]
ICE began conducting large-scale operations targeting convicted criminal aliens in December 2009. Since then, seven regional and two national Cross Check operations resulted in the arrest of more than 7,400 convicted criminal aliens.
This operation is the third nationwide Cross Check operation in the agency's history. The first nationwide Cross Check operation occurred at the end of May 2011 and resulted in the arrest of 2,442 convicted criminal aliens. The last Cross Check operation in September 2011 resulted in the arrest of 2,901 convicted criminal aliens.
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