Updated: 05/28/2014 11:11 AM
Created: 05/28/2014 11:00 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson
Thirty-three convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and other immigration violators were arrested during a three-day crackdown by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The sweep was done in Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa last week.
According to ICE, all of the people involved were criminal aliens with convictions such as drug distribution, sexual assault, weapons offenses, aggravated assault, robbery, domestic assault, DUI and fraud.
Of those arrested, 15 were from Mexico, three were from El Salvador, one was from Guatemala, four were from Honduras, one was from Jamaica, one was from Somalia, one was from Thailand, two were from Nigeria, one was from Laos, one was from Sudan, one was from Kenya, one was from Vietnam and one was from Bosnia.
Among those arrested were nine previously-deported aliens and six immigration fugitives who had outstanding deportation orders, according to ICE officials. If convicted, anyone who re-enters the United States after having been previously deported commits a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.