After conducting a nationwide sweep last week, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency released new details on its results.

The five-day sweep, referred to as Operation Cross Check, rounded up more than 680 people, including many convicted felons.

Los Angeles and surrounding areas:

  • 161 foreign nationals arrested. Of these, 151 had prior criminal convictions.
  • Arrests included a previously deported Honduran with prior convictions for drug-trafficking, spousal battery, and petty theft; and an Australian national with a conviction of lewd and lascivious acts with a child.

Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Kansas, and Missouri:

  • 235 foreign nationals were arrested. Of these, 163 had criminal convictions.
  • 60 were previously deported.

Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina:

  • 190 foreign nationals arrested. Of these, 127 had criminal convictions.
  • 29 were previously deported.

New York:

  • 41 foreign nationals arrested. Of these, 38 had criminal convictions.
  • Arrests included a self-admitted MS-13 gang member convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Read the whole story from Business Insider.

Featured image courtesy of Reuters.

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