DALLAS (September 13, 2012)--Federal authorities arrested 50 immigrants across Texas in an operation to remove sex offenders or people with related felony convictions from other countries, the Dallas office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday.
ICE says it ran a five-day operation to arrest people who have convictions for sex crimes.
About half of the 50 people arrested were from North Texas.
Eleven people were previously deported, but illegally re-entered the country.
ICE said the others who were arrested were sentenced and released without being identified immediately for a variety of reasons.
The 50 people caught in the roundup were jailed throughout the state.
Legal immigrants can be deported if they are found guilty of certain serious crimes.