About 10 percent of 3,100 immigrants convicted of crimes or who had repeatedly violated immigration laws were arrested in the Southeast during a six-day nationwide sweep.
The "cross-check" operation, the largest of its kind, involved the collaboration of more than 1,900 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Arrests around the region:
• 101 were made in Georgia
• 46 in Tennessee
• 23 in Alabama
• 106 in North Carolina
• 43 in South Carolina
There were nine arrests made in area counties, one in Gordon County and eight in Floyd County in Georgia.
Out of those arrested nationwide, 2,834 had prior criminal convictions, out of which almost 700 were immigration fugitives who had previous deportation orders, according to the release.