Crackdown on criminal immigrants nets 37 arrests in Minnesota

The crackdown comes just a few weeks after President Obama's administration announced a new focus on deporting the most serious criminal immigrants.
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The crackdown comes just a few weeks after President Obama's administration announced a new focus on deporting the most serious criminal immigrants.

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