ICE makes arrests in Indiana, Illinois in multi-state sweep

CHICAGO (AP) — 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.

Those arrested included three people in Carlyle and one in Caseyville.

The agency did not release the identities of the individuals arrested, but described them as follows:

▪  A 31-year-old Mexican national with a prior conviction for domestic battery was arrested May 13 in Carlyle.

▪  A 45-year-old Mexican national with a prior DUI conviction was arrested May 13 in Carlyle.

▪  A 45-year-old Honduran national with prior drug convictions was arrested May 24 in Carlyle.

▪  A previously deported 30-year-old Mexican national with prior convictions for domestic battery and traffic offenses was arrested May 10 in Caseyville.

Of the 25 individuals arrested in Indiana, 23 had been convicted of crimes in the U.S. including drugs, fraud and domestic violence. In Illinois, 96 of those arrested had been convicted of crimes including robbery, aggravated sexual abuse and weapons offenses.