Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested more than 130 illegal immigrants in northern Virginia in a recent enforcement effort, officials announced Wednesday morning.
The crackdown from Sunday through Tuesday focused almost exclusively on illegal immigrants with criminal records, including people convicted of sex offenses, the Associated Press reported. Illegal immigrants from 32 countries were arrested.
ICE and law enforcement officials made the announcement in Manassas, where local leaders have complained the federal government isn't doing enough to deport illegal immigrants. Thirty-seven illegal immigrants were arrested in Prince William County,InsideNova.com reported.
The effort isn't enough for some. Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, told NBC Washington's Jane Watrel that the county plans to sue ICE. The county has turned about 3,000 illegal immigrants over to ICE and wants to know what happened to them.
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