SALT LAKE CITY -- The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says 20 people with criminal histories have been arrested in Utah as part of a larger, nationwide campaign focusing on people who illegally reenter the country after they've been deported.
The agency said Wednesday the arrests were part of a seven-day enforcement effort last week that netted 2,900 convicts in all 50 states and four U.S. territories.
Among the 10 Salt Lake City arrests was a 32-year-old Bosnian man convicted of attempted aggravated robbery, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officials say the sweep was the largest of its kind and involved more than 1,900 immigration officers. The agency says it prioritizes arresting people with serious criminal convictions such as homicide, rape or robbery.