Immigration Sweep Nets 280 With Criminal Records

Friday, 11 Dec 2009 02:06 PM

 

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LOS ANGELES -- Immigration agents say they have arrested 280 people in California in what authorities call the biggest crackdown yet aimed at rounding up suspected illegal immigrants with criminal records.

The major sweep announced Friday occurred in local communities.

In addition to the 280 with criminal records, Immigration and Customs Enforcement say another six people who are under deportation orders were also arrested.

ICE chief John Morton said in August the agency's fugitive operations teams would focus increasingly on finding immigrants with criminal records.

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