ICE Arrest 3k Immigrants in 6 Days, Largest Roundup Ever

Insiders say the mass raids last week and over the weekend are the clearest sign yet that the Administration's claims to have softened it's immigration enforcement approach are purely rhetorical.

By Jorge Rivas Apr 03, 2012

On Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced 3,168 undocumented immigrants were detained over the course of six-days in a national operation the agency dubbed "Cross Check." According to ICE, the six-day operation was the largest such effort in the agency’s history.

Operation Cross Check involved more than 1,900 ICE officers who worked with federal, state and local law enforcement throughout the U.S. to carry out the arrests in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.