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ICE sweep nets 58 arrests in Michigan

A week-long sweep by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resulted in the arrest of 58 in illegal aliens with prior criminal convictions.

More than 2,900 convicted criminals in the U.S. illegally were arrested in a week-long sweep.

All of the men arrested in Michigan were  from countries including Mexico, Iraq, Serbia, Poland and India.

Khaalid Walls is with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcemen, known as “ICE.”

He says the seven-day operation was the largest of its kind and had help from state and local law enforcement.

“Primarily the arrests were in metro Detroit, Kent County, Grand Rapids," Walls says. "We also made arrests in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Muskegon, among others.”

Walls says the men all had prior convictions – including criminal sexual conduct, weapons charges and other violent offenses. Some were immigration fugitives.

He says they will all be deported.