Federal immigration authorities have arrested more than 1,150 people in the largest collective sweep by specialized enforcement teams in California, agents said, according to USA Today.
The raid targeted those who ignored deportation orders or returned to the U.S. illegally after being deported, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice. The sweep was the peak of a three-week initiative directed toward fugitive immigrants.
The raid resulted in arrests of 1,157 men and women statewide, 595 had outstanding deportation orders and 346 had prior criminal convictions. Also, officials arrested some in the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego area.