OGDEN -- Ten people in Weber, Davis and Box Elder counties were arrested last week as part of a nationwide roundup of convicted criminal immigrants, immigration fugitives and immigration violators.
Operation Cross Check resulted in more than 3,100 arrests nationwide, including 54 in Utah, according to information released Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
There were 36 arrests in Salt Lake City, seven in Utah County, five in Weber County, four in Davis County and one each in Box Elder and Summit counties.
The names of those arrested in the Top of Utah were not available.
The operation has had positive impact in Utah, said Steven Branch, field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Salt Lake City.
"One of our top priorities is to identify the criminal alien in our communities," he said. "They perpetrate crime not only against U.S. citizens but also aliens.
"It's time for us take to action."
This six-day Cross Check operation was the largest of its kind in the U.S. and involved the collaboration of more than 1,900 ICE agents from all 24 field offices, assistance from ICE Homeland Security Investigations and coordination with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Arrests occurred in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, three other U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
ICE officers arrested 2,834 people who had prior criminal convictions, including at least 1,063 who had multiple criminal convictions.
Of those arrested, 1,477 had felony convictions including murder, manslaughter, attempted murder, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon, among others.
Also arrested were 50 documented gang members and 149 convicted sex offenders.
The Cross Check operation made a significant impact in rounding up criminals and immigration violators, ICE Director John Morton said in a prepared statement.
"The results of this targeted enforcement operation underscore ICE's ongoing commitment and focus on the arrest and removal of convicted criminal aliens and those that game our nation's immigration system," he said.
"Because of the tireless efforts and teamwork of ICE officers and agents in tracking down criminal aliens and fugitives, there are 3,168 fewer criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators in our neighborhoods across the country."
The first ICE Cross Check operation was in December 2009. Since then, there have been seven regional and two national Cross Check operations resulting in the arrest of more than 7,400 convicted criminal aliens.