(AP) - Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement have
arrested 86 people in five states in the Midwest.
The arrests happened
over three days last week. In all, 26 people were arrested in
Minnesota, 32 in Nebraska, 23 in Iowa, four in North Dakota and one
in South Dakota.
ICE says 62 of those
arrested, including 10 lawful permanent U.S. residents, had prior
ICE says the
operation was routine and targeted those with criminal convictions,
as well as immigrants who were previously deported and re-entered the
U.S. illegally and immigrants with standing orders for removal.
Four of the arrested
will be criminally prosecuted. Those with orders for removal or who
re-entered the U.S. illegally are subject to deportation. The rest
will go through immigration proceedings.