ICE arrests 115 undocumented immigrants in New Jersey during 5-day sweep

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ICE has arrested 115 undocumented immigrants, who were living in the U.S. illegally from 23 different countries, during a five-day sweep in New Jersey.

The sweep began Jan. 27 and ended Feb. 1., and consisted of 84 percent of the 115 arrests that had prior criminal convictions and/or pending criminal charges.

ICE officials say 84% of the people arrested either had previous convictions or pending criminal charges. Some will face federal criminal prosecutions for illegal entry and illegal re-entry after removal. One who illegally re-enters the United States after removal can face up to 20 years in federal prison if criminally prosecuted.

Convictions and pending charges include homicide, sexual assault on a minor, child abuse, possession of narcotics, among other charges.

One of the men, a 53-year-old Brazilian national, is wanted for murder in that country.

For more information, as well as a list of all the names, click here.

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