Fifty-three undocumented foreign nationals living in Kentucky were recently arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
An immigration order issued by President Trump in late January said any immigrant living in the country illegally could be up for deportation, but the government has described the arrests as routine.
Arrests were made last month in Louisville, Lexington, Shelbyville, and Owensboro. Twenty-two of the 53 illegal immigrants were convicted criminals. Their convictions included DUI, burglary, drug possession, theft, and wanton endangerment.
Eleven had been previously deported from the U.S. and illegally re-entered. Most were from Guatemala and Mexico.