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31 illegal immigrants with prior convictions arrested in Northeast Wisconsin


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announce the arrests of 31 people in the country illegally over the weekend in the Green Bay area.

ICE officials led the three-day operation with help from local and state law enforcement agencies.

Those arrested have prior criminal convictions and came back to the U.S. after being deported.

Of those arrested, ICE officials say 27 are from Mexico, two are from Honduras, and one each from El Salvador and Russia. They included:

  • A twice deported 31-year-old Mexican national with convictions for drug possession, reckless driving, identity theft and illegal re-entry after deportation. He was arrested March 14 in Green Bay and is pending prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for felony re-entry.
  • A 19-year-old Russian national with four theft convictions. He was arrested March 16 in Green Bay and remains in ICE custody pending a hearing before an immigration judge.
  • A previously deported 31-year-old Mexican national with a conviction for marijuana possession. He was arrested March 14 in Green Bay and turned over to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office on outstanding warrants for possessing cocaine with intent to sell and driving with a revoked license. He will be turned over to ICE for deportation after the local charges are resolved.

Arrests were made in the following Wisconsin communities: Green Bay, Greenleaf, Manitowoc, Seymour, Grand Chute, Appleton, and Menasha.