Nearly 90 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in D.C., NoVa

75 Had Been Convicted for a Variety of Crimes

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010  |  Updated 8:03 PM EDT
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Nearly 90 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in D.C., NoVa

Nick Koudis

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An illegal immigration sweep has nabbed 87 criminal or fugitive illegal immigrants in Virginia and D.C. in recent weeks, according to new info released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on Wednesday.

Officials say most of the arrests were made in Northern Virginia during operations in June and July, with immigrants from 19 different countries involved. Of those arrested, 75 had been convicted for a variety of crimes, including robbery and drug posession. The other 12 had failed to leave the country after being ordered to do so.

At least six of those arrested will face further prosecution on federal charges. Those already ordered out wof the country will be immediately deported, while the others will face removal proceedings.


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