Federal immigration officials arrested 18 people during an operation last month in Hampton Roads, including 16 who had been convicted of crimes ranging from sexual assault of a minor to driving under the influence.
The operation – which spanned from July 24-28 – targeted the area “in and around” Chesapeake, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement news release.
The release said one of the people arrested in Chesapeake was a Mexican citizen who was arrested in November 2009 in Pennsylvania in connection with a sex offense. The man was convicted the following May of “sexual assault charges against a minor” and served more than two years in a state prison before being released and deported.
The man was found July 25 inside a Chesapeake home, having re-entered the United States without permission, the release said.
By The Virginian Pilot
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