Federal immigration officials announced the arrests of 37 undocumented criminals in Oklahoma during a seven-day nationwide operation ending last week.
Of those arrested in the state, 37 arrests were made in 12 cities, including 19 arrests in Oklahoma City, immigration officials report.
Arrests were made in all 50 states as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The sting netted more than 2,901 undocumented immigrants nationwide.
The agency was not immediately able to give specifics of those taken into custody in Oklahoma.
John Morton, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director, said in a statement that the arrests are a result of targeted enforcement and a commitment to focus on and remove undocumented immigrations with criminal convictions and individuals taking advantage of the country's immigration system.
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