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Two People in Yakima Arrested During Nationwide ICE Sweep

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YAKIMA, WA - The Department of Homeland Security says a nationwide sweep last week picked up 2,059 convicted criminals including two people in Yakima wanted for a 1998 murder in Mexico. 

The criminals arrested are from 94 countries and have a wide array of convictions. 

The Director of Immigration and customs enforcement shared the details of Operation Cross Check Monday at a news conference in Washington DC. 

"These are the worst of the worst criminals. At least 1,013 of these individuals had multiple criminal convictions. 

More than 1,029 of those arrested had felony convictions, including voluntary manslaughter, child pornography, robbery, kidnapping and rape," Said Sarah R. Saldana, ICE Director. 

All of the criminals arrested were illegal immigrants. 

Hundreds had re-entered the U.S. after being deported, and those who will not be prosecuted now face deportation.