Federal authorities have arrested 331 people in six Midwest states including Illinois and Indiana as part of a sweep targeting immigrants living illegally in the U.S. previously convicted of crimes and other immigration violators.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a news release Friday saying the operation began May 9 and wrapped up Monday. It also covered Wisconsin, Kentucky, Kansas and Missouri.
Authorities arrested 107 people in the Chicago area and 25 in the Indianapolis area.
Of the 25 individuals arrested in Illinois, 96 of those arrested had been convicted of crimes including robbery, aggravated sexual abuse and weapons offenses. In Indiana, 23 had been convicted of crimes in the U.S. including drugs, fraud and domestic violence.