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U.S. and Australian Authorities Intercept 1.7 Tons of Meth Bound to Australia from LA/Long Beach Seaport

LOS ANGELES —A joint collaborative effort between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and members of HSI’s Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations, and Australian federal authorities resulted in the seizure of a mixed narcotic load of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin weighing in a more than ...

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ICE arrests 118 Criminal Aliens in New York Operation

NEW YORK – Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 118 criminal aliens during a 5-day period, from January 14-18th, in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. During the operation, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested the aliens for violating U.S. immigration laws. Of those arrested, more than 107 ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Blasted ICE Over Humanitarian Violations, Former ICE Director Claps Back

Former ICE director Tom Homan called Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez an “embarrassment” on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday after she blamed the agency for migrant deaths at the border. “Every time she opens her mouth she’s wrong,” Homan said. “Supposedly she went to college in Boston. She must be an embarrassment to that institution. She needs to do her homework.” Ocasio-Cortez appeared on MSNBC’s ...

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ICE arrests 63 criminal aliens in 4-day Midwest enforcement surge

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota during a four-day enforcement action, which ended Dec. 4. During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following states: Minnesota (22), Iowa (22), Nebraska (14), South ...

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ICE Removes 36 Cambodian Nationals

On Monday, December 17th, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) ICE Air Operations (IAO) flight departed El Paso, Texas carrying 36 Cambodian nationals, of whom 34 are criminals, to their home country of Cambodia in accordance with their final orders of removal. Criminal convictions included two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, ...

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Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Father Of Seven To Death Had Been Deported Six Times

It’s been discovered that a man who is currently sitting in a U.S. jail cell for a grisly murder had already been deported back to his home country of Mexico a total of six times. Local law enforcement in Pasco, Washington announced back in February that detectives, with the help of the FBI, were able to extradite Mexican national Adan Virgen-Ponce ...

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Former Judges Demand ICE No Longer Make Immigration Arrests In Courthouses

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A group of former judges is asking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to limit the scope of where they can arrest suspected illegal aliens, requesting they add courthouses to their list of “sensitive locations.” “We know firsthand that for courts to effectively do justice, ensure public safety, and serve their communities, the public must be able to access courthouses safely and ...

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ICE arrests 105 Aliens in New Jersey operation

NEWARK, N.J. — Four individuals in the country illegally who have Interpol warrants based on crimes they committed in their home countries were among 105 foreign nationals taken into custody during a five-day operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week in New Jersey.  The operation, which was spearheaded by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), targeted ...

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Identifies more Criminal Aliens

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a criminal alien and gang member in two separate incidents. On Wednesday morning, Harlingen agents encountered a group of eight illegal aliens near the Progreso Port of Entry. During processing, agents identified a Guatemalan national with a prior arrest and conviction in St. Mary County, Maryland, for ...

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Border Patrol Seizes nearly $1.5M worth of Marijuana in the Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted five narcotic smuggling attempts in three days. On Tuesday morning, agents working near Rio Grande City, Texas, observed multiple subjects carrying bundles of marijuana. As responding agents encountered the group, the smugglers abandoned the narcotics and attempted to return to Mexico. Agents arrested a Mexican national ...

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Cross Border Smuggling Attempt Ends With 3 Dead

SAN DIEGO — Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 around 4:10 pm, Border Patrol Agents discovered tire tracks for multiple vehicles originating near U.S./Mexico International Boundary and continuing north into the United States, typical signs of a drive-through smuggling event.  A piece of one of the vehicles was found near the suspected drive-through.   Around 4:20 pm, agents nearby spotted a pickup ...

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CBP to Conduct Large-Scale Operational Readiness Exercise at Otay Mesa Port of Entry

Travelers Should Expect Minimal Processing Delays   SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is advising the traveling public of a scheduled large-scale operational readiness exercise that may result in minimal processing delays at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. The exercise is planned to begin at 6 a.m. Saturday and last approximately 10 minutes. During the exercise, the traveling ...

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HSI Boston, IPR Center, partners rack up major league results against counterfeit dealers in 2018 World Series enforcement effort

BOSTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Boston and the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced the successful results from the Boston segment of this year’s “Operation: Ground Rules” an aggressive counterfeit-combatting enforcement multi-partner operation held during and immediately following Major League Baseball’s 2018 World Series. The multi-partner enforcement operation was coordinated ...

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Oklahoma pork producer agrees to $1 million civil settlement in Illegal alien hiring case

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma-based agri-business on Thursday agreed to a $1 million civil settlement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the State of Oklahoma’s Office of the Attorney General. This case was investigated by special agents with ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Investigations. Seaboard Corporation, which operates ...

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Twice removed Dominican national sentenced to 45 months in federal custody

NEW YORK — A twice-removed Dominican national was sentenced Oct. 31 to 45 months in federal custody. The sentencing of Daniel Antonio Peralta, 49, follows a 2017 indictment for illegal re-entry, a charge initiated after his arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for immigration violations. “Peralta was not only removed from this country ...

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