ICE Arrests 2,900 During Illegal Immigration Sting
POSTED: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 11:26am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 3:23pm
EL PASO- It was a record breaking operation and took more than 2,900 illegal immigrants off the streets.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement worked with divisions across the nation in operation crosscheck last week. Their goal was to arrest as many illegal immigrants convicted of criminal activity as possible. Ice agents arrested 24 in El Paso
"With the efforts of our partners, local law enforcement, state law enforcement, we were able to arrest various criminals some egregious criminal activity such as sexual assault ranging all the way to those that traffic drugs."
The first crosscheck operation was in December 2009.The combined total of arrests for crosscheck is 7,400 convicted illegal immigrants.