39 arrested in federal sweep
Federal agents in San Diego County have arrested 39 people on immigration-related offenses, more than half of them felons convicted of crimes ranging from domestic violence to car theft and drug-related crimes, authorities said.
Most of the suspects — 29 men and 10 women — were arrested in their homes in San Diego and the northern San Diego County cities of Carlsbad, Vista, Poway and Oceanside, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
They originally are from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Somalia and the Philippines. They will be immediately deported or held for immigration hearings.
The three-day sweep was led by ICE’s fugitives’ operations program. Agents have made 1,343 arrests so far this federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30.