Federal authorities have arrested almost three dozen people in Wisconsin as part of a multi-state sweep targeting immigrants living illegally in the USA previously convicted of crimes and other immigration violators.
Officials say the 96 individuals arrested had been convicted of crimes ranging from robbery to aggravated sexual abuse; at least one person arrested was a documented Latin Kings gang member. The remaining six are agency enforcement priorities as recent border crossers.
Thirty-seven of those detained are from Mexico, one is from Cuba, and one is from El Salvador.
The feds received assistance in the local campaign from Green Bay PD and the Brown County Sheriff's Office.
In Kansas, ICE made 31 arrests.
In another case, A 28-year-old Mexican national with a prior conviction for a weapons offense was arrested May the 10th in Belton, Missouri and remains in ICE custody pending deportation proceedings. "By focusing our resources on the most egregious offenders, we ensure the very best use of our resources while immediately improving public safety".
Officials say that those arrested have outstanding orders of deportation. The remaining individuals were in ICE custody Friday awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge, or pending travel arrangements for removal from the country.