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61 Nevada arrests reported in immigration sweep

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 | 4:33 p.m.

61 Nevada arrests reported in immigration sweep

Federal officials say 61 arrests were made in Nevada as part of a nationwide campaign to catch people who illegally reenter the country after they've been deported.

Federal officials say 61 arrests were made in Nevada as part of a nationwide campaign to catch people who illegally reenter the country after they've been deported.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Wednesday the operation to identify and arrest previously identified deportees was part of a seven-day enforcement effort last week that netted 2,900 convicted people in the 50 states and four U.S. territories.

Officials say 45 people were arrested in the Las Vegas area, including a 44-year-old Mexican man who had been deported following a conviction for smuggling drugs and a 32-year-old Mexican man convicted of attempted lewdness with a child.

Sixteen people were arrested in the Reno area.

Officials say the sweep was the largest of its kind and involved more than 1,900 immigration officers.

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  1. Chunky says:

    Wow... 61... that really makes a dent in our illegals population! That government of ours sure knows how to do things right!

    Election ploy, nothing more!

    That's what Chunky thinks!

  2. To My Fellow Bloggers;

    If everyone really wants to see this problem go away, then fine the employers. I guarantee you, if you fine the employers let's say $10,000.00 per employee that is illegal, the problem will fix itself. We wouldn't even have to pay for the transportation costs for the illegals to go back to their own country. Just an old cop reflecting,

    Gordon Martines

  3. Sorry to be repetitive but.....ONLY 61?????

    BTW - GordonMartines is so right. WHY isn't this done throughout the whole country???? Fine the employers who hire the illegals. THEY are breaking the law, too, not just the illegals they hire. My guess most municipalities KNOW who hires the illegals....let's say hypathetically: John Smith, owner of Smith's Landscaping, is a pillar of the community and is a staunch political supporter as is Tom Williams, owner of Tom's Contruction. You think they'll be getting fined? Get the idea???

  4. Wow 61 illegals - culled from a city where probably half the population is illegal immigrants.

    Meanwhile our hospitals are bankrupt, our schools destroyed, our parks swimming in filth, and our neighborhoods crumbling into crime-ridden ruin.

    All because nobody dares do anything about this pandemic tsunami of illegal garbage.

    Tell you what ICE, go to Broadacres Swapmeet on any Saturday, arrest and deport every last person inside and you'll have rid Las Vegas of 5000+ illegals.

    Much better than the paltry 61 you spent millions of dollars and months of planning to arrest.