23 in Michigan nabbed in U.S. criminal alien crackdown

Associated Press

Detroit — The U.S. government says federal agents arrested 23 people in Michigan as part of a nationwide sweep to catch criminal aliens.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Monday agents picked up 2,059 non-citizens with criminal convictions during the crackdown it conducted March 1 through last Thursday.

ICE says hundreds of agents participated in operation “Cross Check.”

It says about 1,000 of those arrested had felony convictions, while 58 are known gang members and 89 are convicted sex offenders.

The agency says those arrested in Michigan include a British man in White Lake who has two drunken driving and one marijuana conviction and a Peruvian man in Waterford with convictions for false imprisonment, kidnapping, shoplifting and drunken driving.

ICE hasn’t released their names.