Monday, September 29, 2008

Authorities arrest 115 immigration violators (AP c/o WWSB-Sarasota, FL)

Authorities arrest 115 immigration violators

Associated Press - September 29, 2008 6:34 PM ET

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say more than 115 immigration fugitives and immigration violators were arrested in South Florida following a 5-day targeted enforcement action.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reports that its Miami Fugitive Operations Team arrested 74 immigration fugitives and 42 immigration violators throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties.

ICE reports that 18 of those arrested had criminal histories that included sexual assault, possession of cocaine, weapons charges, battery, aggravated assault, larceny, driving under the influence and theft.

An immigration fugitive is a person who has ignored a final order of deportation by a federal judge. Immigration violators await hearings before an immigration judge.

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