Illegal immigration continues to make headlines across the country. In late March, a nationwide sweep detained over 3100 illegal immigrants. Nearly half of those detained were convicted felons, and arrests were made in all 50 states. While some have already been deported, many are awaiting immigration court.
This sweep is a result of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 2011 pledge to focus on deporting illegal immigrants with criminal histories. The operation involved nearly 2000 agents, who, according to one California news source, “typically knock on doors early in the morning before people go to work.”
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