Immigration authorities have arrested more than 3,100 convicted illegal immigrants and fugitives, including 200 in Northern California, during a massive, high-profile sweep nationwide over the last week.
Some 1,900 ICE officers and agents throughout the United States conducted the largest six-day sting operation in history, arresting 2,834 immigrants who had prior convictions and at least 1,063 who had multiple convictions. Of those, 1,477 had felony convictions, including murder, rape, kidnapping, drug trafficking, and child abuse, according to ICE. About 50 of those arrested were identified as gang members, and 149 were convicted sex offenders.
Half of those who were arrested in Northern California had previous convictions for serious or violent crimes. And guess which counties accounted for the highest number of arrests?