Wednesday, August 11, 2010

150 Illegal Immigrants Found During Arrests

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It's been about two months since Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry ordered police officers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to fingerprint everyone who is arrested and check their immigration status.

According to ICE officials, already 150 illegal immigrants have been arrested.

"The focus of this program is to make our streets safer," said Albuquerque Public Safety Director Darren White. "These are 150 people who were accused of breaking the law and who are in this country illegally."

White said none of these illegal immigrants are innocent and that they've all been arrested for serious offenses.

"When you look at some of the charges, from DWI to some of these violent felonies, these are not people you want on our streets," said White...

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