More than 1,100 arrested in CA immigration sweep

September 29, 2008 11:58:32 AM PDT
Federal immigration authorities say more than 1,150 people have been arrested in a special three-week enforcement action in California The sweep targeted immigration violators including those who have ignored deportation orders or returned to the U.S. illegally after being deported.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said Monday that more than 400 of those arrested were from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

ICE teams from San Francisco and San Diego also participated in the sweep, which concluded Saturday.


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