OKLAHOMA CITY -- ICE officers in Oklahoma arrested 34 convicted criminal aliens and immigration fugitives in May 2011.
In a news release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the arrests are part of a nationwide campaign to remove criminal aliens that threaten public and national security.
The 34 arrests in Oklahoma were in Oklahoma City (17) and Tulsa (7); 10 others were arrested in 10 other Oklahoma communities.
"The results of this operation underscore ICE's ongoing focus on arresting those convicted criminal aliens who prey upon our communities, and tracking down fugitives who game our nation's immigration system," said ICE Director John Morton. "This targeted enforcement operation is a direct result of excellent teamwork among law enforcement agencies who share a commitment to protect public safety."
The seven-day operation in May was the largest of its kind according to ICE.