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Immigration Criminal Sweep Nets 2,059; 1,000 Have Multiple Convictions

Monday, 09 Mar 2015 08:31 PM

In a five-day sweep for criminals, U.S. immigration officers arrested 2,059 aliens with prior convictions, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday.

Those arrested are subject to being removed from the United States, and more than 1,000 have multiple criminal convictions, the department said in a statement, Reuters reported.

The sweep, called "Cross Check," started March 1 and ended March 5. It was the sixth such operation since May 2011, the statement said.

More than 1,000 of those arrested were convicted of felonies, including voluntary manslaughter, child pornography, robbery, kidnapping, and rape.

Those arrested include 58 known gang members or affiliates and 89 convicted sex offenders. Most of the misdemeanor convictions were for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the statement said.

The detained foreign nationals who do not face U.S. prosecution will be processed for deportation, it said, without giving a breakdown of the nationalities of those arrested.

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