The arrests were part of a six-day national Cross Check enforcement operation. It was the largest of its kind and involved more than 1,900 ICE officers and agents.
Of the 206 individuals taken into custody in the Los Angeles area, 106 had prior convictions for serious or violent crimes including manslaughter, drug possession and arson.
Other arrests were made in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Locally, 53 of those arrested were previously deported immigrants who had illegally re-entered the country, and more than 70 have already been removed from the United States.
Because of their serious criminal histories and prior immigration arrest records, at least 204 of those arrested nationwide were presented to U.S attorneys for prosecution on a variety of charges including illegal re-entry after deportation, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.