111 arrested in New England criminal immigrant sweep, including 2 in Maine

Posted Sept. 28, 2011, at 7:10 p.m.

BOSTON — Immigration officials have arrested 111 undocumented immigrants across New England as part of a nationwide sweep of convicted criminals who investigators say were in the country illegally.

Among the 62 arrested in Massachusetts was 60-year-old Euford Brown, a Jamaican who investigators say was living in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood and was a registered sex offender convicted in a 1986 rape.

Brown was one of 19 arrested in Boston.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the arrests were part a seven-day national enforcement operation which led to the arrest of more than 2,900 convicted criminal aliens.

Officials said all of those taken into custody had criminal convictions.

The operation netted arrests in every New England state including 23 in Connecticut, 16 in Rhode Island, six in New Hampshire, and two each in Maine and Vermont.

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