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Over 3,100 Arrested in Massive Illegal Immigration Sweep

The largest operation of its kind, it involved 1,900 officers and agents.

Federal agents arrested 206 immigration fugitives and convicted illegal immigrants in the Los Angeles area as part of a nationwide sweep that netted more than 3,100 arrests, officials said Monday.

"The results of this targeted enforcement operation underscore ICE's ongoing commitment and focus on the arrest and removal of convicted criminal aliens and those that game our nation's immigration system,'' said Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton.

The six-day "Cross Check'' operation, which ended Thursday, was the largest of its kind, and involved more than 1,900 ICE officers and agents, along with personnel from federal, state and local law enforcement organizations, according to ICE. Arrests occurred in all 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Of the 206 people arrested in the Los Angeles area, 106 had prior convictions for serious or violent crimes.

They included Veasna Uy, 34, a Cambodia national immigration fugitive living in Long Beach. Uy, who was convicted in April 2000 of manslaughter, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, remains in ICE custody pending removal from the U.S.

There were 124 arrests in Los Angeles County, 34 in Orange County, 15 in Riverside County, 14 in San Bernardino County, 10 in Ventura County and nine in Santa Barbara County.

More than 70 of the local arrestees have already been removed from the country. Among the other local arrestees were:

  • A twice-deported 43-year-old Mexican national living in Bell who has two prior convictions for possession of narcotics for sale. He has been turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service pending prosecution for felony re-entry after deportation.
  • A 42-year-old Salvadoran national living in North Hollywood who was convicted in 1994 of arson and sentenced to a year in jail. He was being held by ICE without bond pending a hearing before an immigration judge.

- City News Service.

Robin Kedroske April 03, 2012 at 08:13 PM
obobo's newest Backdoor amnesty plan IS open for discussion...obummer plan's to Legalize at least 1 Million ILLEGALS by waiving the Penalties now in place...currently when you overstay your Visa you Are Banned from reentry if/when caught by either 3-10 years depending on the severity of the 'infraction' but the obamination wants to 'waive' these penalties for anyone/everyone that has a 'relative' here...this Includes 'anchors'...because this would serve as a 'hardship' on those ILLEGALs & evidently obobo needs More Voters........So Please comment and spread the word... here Is the Link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=USCIS-2012-0003-0001
Jeff WayRock April 03, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Robin, using near-racial epithets and name-calling to disparage the president of United States of America highlights your personal prejudice and destroys any credibility your post might have had. The only people that I know who lack intelligence to the point of thinking that calling the president "Obobo" is clever, will believe anything as long as it toes the conservative party line. I doubt you are any different Robin... but if by chance you are smarter than that, I think you owe it to yourself to not come off as so painfully ignorant next time.

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