U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents had a big week, arresting nearly 3,000 undocumented immigrants with criminal records in a nationwide operation called “Cross Check.” The crackdown is the largest such sweep yet. Here’s a look at who ICE rounded up, by the numbers:
Estimated number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S.
Number of those believed to have criminal records
Number of arrests in the ICE sweep
Number of arrestees who had already been ordered to leave the U.S. but hadn’t
Number of arrestees who had already been deported several times
Maximum penalty, in years, for illegally re-entering the U.S.
Many more numbers here