07/18/2012

Ohio LE targets worst immigration offenders

Arrests related to illegal immigrants on the rise in state; enforcement targeting fugitives, repeat offenders

By Cornelius Frolik
Dayton Daily News

OHIO — Illegal immigration is the fastest-growing federal arrest offense in Ohio, and convictions for immigration-related crimes in the state also have been rising, according to a Dayton Daily News analysis of federal data.

Federal law enforcement officials said they have focused on prosecuting repeat immigration violators, criminal noncitizens and people who pose a threat to public safety.

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