Nearly 60 detained in immigration raids
BOSTON – Dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally were apprehended in sweeps in New England this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday.
Agents arrested 58 people in raids in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut, officials said. The arrests happened over five days ending Tuesday.
Thirty of the people have prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, and 33 have criminal charges pending, immigration officials said. Nine had been previously deported, and 15 had been previously released by local authorities despite the federal agency’s request to hold them.