WICHITA, Kan. — More than 20 people were arrested in the Wichita area during a month-long ICE operation.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents just wrapped up Operation Cross Check in 6 Midwestern states, resulting in 297 arrests. The month-long operation targeted convicted criminal aliens and egregious immigration violators.
In the Wichita area, ICE officers arrested 24 people. Of those, 14 were already convicted criminals. Two were immigration fugitives and 10 had previously been deported from the U.S.
In one case, a 38-year-old Honduran national previously deported after serving time for possession of stolen property and fraud/impersonation was arrested last month in Hutchinson. He remains in ICE custody pending prosecution.
In another case, a 26-year-old Mexican national who was deported after serving a year in prison for theft and domestic battery was arrested on May 29 in Wichita.
Of the 24 arrested in the Wichita area, 19 were from Mexico, 2 from Honduras and one each from Guatemala, Kenya and El Salvador.