U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in what it characterized as part of the Obama administration's ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, announced the results of a seven-day national "Cross Check" enforcement operation.

The operation led to the arrest of more than 2,900 convicted criminal aliens.

"The results of this targeted enforcement operation underscore ICE's ongoing commitment and focus on the arrest and removal of convicted criminal aliens and those that game our nation's immigration system," said ICE Director John Morton.

 "Because of the tireless efforts and teamwork of ICE officers and agents in tracking down at large criminal aliens and fugitives, there are 2,901 fewer criminal aliens in our neighborhoods across the country."

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