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U.S. immigration officials arrest dozens in Kansas, Missouri after month-long sting

MIAMI - JULY 04:  A driver who failed a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint stands in handcuffs waiting to be processed June 4, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Several law enforcement agencies were conducting the checkpoint and conducting saturation patrols to help save lives during the 4th of July holiday. The National Safety Council has rated the  July 4th holdiay as one of most lethal holidays for drivers, with alcohol factoring into nearly half of all motor vehicle deaths.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MIAMI - JULY 04: A driver who failed a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint stands in handcuffs waiting to be processed June 4, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Several law enforcement agencies were conducting the checkpoint and conducting saturation patrols to help save lives during the 4th of July holiday. The National Safety Council has rated the July 4th holdiay as one of most lethal holidays for drivers, with alcohol factoring into nearly half of all motor vehicle deaths. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)  (2007 Getty Images)

Federal immigration authorities recently arrested dozens of people in Kansas and Missouri as part of a monthlong operation.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says in a release that the agency arrested 31 people in Kansas and 34 in Missouri during the investigation, which began in May and ended Monday. The agency says 39 people were also arrested on both sides of the state line in the Kansas City area.

The agency says of the arrests made in Missouri, 28 people had been convicted of crimes including domestic battery and larceny. ICE says 25 people arrested in Kansas had been previously convicted of crimes including battery and sexual assault.

Others were accused of recently entering the U.S. illegally.

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