BOSTON (AP) _ Federal immigration officials say a four-day enforcement operation in New England has ended with the arrest of 81 immigrants, including those convicted of crimes, fugitives and those accused of other immigration violations.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says the operation that ended on Wednesday is part of its effort to focus its resources on the deportation of criminal immigrants and egregious immigration law violators. Those awaiting deportation include a Dominican Republic citizen who was arrested in Massachusetts on Monday. He had been convicted of several crimes, including possession of a firearm as well as assault and battery.
On Wednesday, immigration agents arrested a Nigerian man who had been convicted enticing a minor in Connecticut. The man arrived in the United States in 2002 as a visitor and never left.