US immigration agency arrests dozens in Kansas, Missouri

Posted at 7:04 PM, Jun 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 19:04:09-04

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal immigration authorities recently arrested dozens of people in Kansas and Missouri as part of a month-long operation.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says in a release that the agency arrested 31 people in Kansas and 34 in Missouri during the investigation, which began in May and ended Monday. The agency says 39 people were also arrested on both sides of the state line in the Kansas City area.

The agency says of the arrests made in Missouri, 28 people had been convicted of crimes including domestic battery and larceny. ICE says 25 people arrested in Kansas had been previously convicted of crimes including battery and sexual assault.

Others were accused of recently entering the U.S. illegally.