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11 Arrested In Wisconsin As Part Of National Immigration Sweep

Federal Enforcement Action Results In 680 Arrests

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Arrests of hundreds of people last week in immigration raids across the country included 11 people in Wisconsin, according to federal officials. It was part of a larger enforcement action that resulted in more than 680 arrests nationwide.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Gail Montenegro said those arrested in Wisconsin were men from Mexico who had criminal convictions for offenses including disorderly conduct, DUI, cocaine possession with intent to distribute, battery, child neglect, criminal trespassing and domestic abuse. Four of those arrested had previously been deported and re-entered the United States.

The arrests took place in eastern Wisconsin. Three people were arrested in Sheboygan and two men were arrested in Milwaukee. There was one arrest in each of the cities of Appleton, Hubertus, Jefferson, Kewaunee, Racine and Sussex.

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In late January, 16 men with criminal convictions were arrested in the Milwaukee area.

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