More than 3,100 convicted illegal immigrants arrested in nationwide crackdown


Domingo Ramirez Jr.
Star-Telegram

April 4, 2012

More than 200 immigration fugitives and convicted illegal immigrants were arrested in North Texas and Oklahoma last week as part of a nationwide operation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, federal officials announced Monday.

In all, agents took into custody more than 3,100 criminals nationwide last week in the operation that included every state, many of them with multiple criminal convictions including murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, drug trafficking, child abuse, sexual crimes against minors and aggravated assault.

Of the 2,834 convicted illegal immigrants arrested, 50 were gang members and 149 were convicted sex offenders, according to the ICE news release.

Some of those arrested included: Veasna Uy, 34, a Cambodia national who was living in Long Beach, Calif., was an immigration fugitive convicted on April 5, 2000 of manslaughter, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

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