Illegal immigrants deported from region

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - Federal officials say they have deported more than
12,000 illegal immigrants from Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Virgin Islands in the 12 months ending in October.

According to a news release, that's an increase from the 9,105
who were deported during the previous fiscal year.

The 12,753 people who U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
deported from Oct. 1, 2007 to Sept. 30 included convicted felons,
fugitives, and immigration violators.

Authorities in seven Florida offices, and officers in San Juan
and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas were involved in the

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