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

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.

News 12 Staff

Feb 6, 2020, 2:52 PM

Updated 1,568 days ago

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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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