Thursday, July 29, 2010

Illegal Immigrants Nabbed in Virginia and D.C.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Nearly 90 criminal or fugitive illegal immigrants in Virginia and the nation's capital have been arrested in a sweep by federal immigration officials.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Wednesday that 87 illegal immigrants from 19 countries were arrested in operations in June and July. Of those, 75 had been convicted for a variety of crimes, including robbery and drug possession. The other 12 had been ordered to leave the country but did not.

The U.S. Marshals Service assisted with the arrests, most of which were made in northern Virginia.

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

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