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17 immigration arrests in Mo. in nationwide effort

Sep 28, 2011

Immigration agents arrested 17 people in Missouri as part of a nationwide crackdown on convicted criminal immigrants.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Wednesday they arrested 2,901 criminal immigrants in the last week.

Only one of those arrested in Missouri was female. ICE officials said in a news release that the arrests included a 34-year-old Sudanese man from St. Joseph, convicted of third-degree domestic assault and possession of a controlled substance, and a 37-year-old Nicaraguan man from St. Louis, convicted of illegal re-entry after deportation.

ICE officials said the convicts were from Bosnia, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan and Ukraine.

Arrests were made in Ballwin, Camdenton, Cole Camp, Imperial, Independence, Kansas City, Monett, Neosho, Pineville, Saint Ann, St. Joseph, and St. Louis.