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31 arrested in Iowa, part of immigration operation

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

31 people were arrested in Iowa - and one in Waterloo - as part of a nationwide, six-day sweep by U.S. immigrations agents.

The operation took in more than three thousand people in all.

ICE officials say they focused mainly on violent offenders, but included others convicted of crime and immigration violators.

One arrest took place in Waterloo, where officials say a 42-year-old man from Vietnam was picked up at the probation office because of his conviction on theft charges.

This was the third time ICE ran the national sweep.

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