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Illegal alien from China who threatened to kill school children pleads guilty in Houston to gun charges, identity theft

HOUSTON — An illegal alien from China pleaded guilty Friday to possessing a firearm as an illegal alien and to aggravated identity theft. This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Xiangyu Zhang, 22, a resident of La Marque, Texas, illegally remained ...

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Members of international movie piracy ring indicted in scheme to steal and sell pre-release Hollywood films and TV shows

LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted five men in four countries on federal charges alleging they distributed or offered for sale stolen digital versions of hundreds of motion pictures and television shows – including “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “The Expendables 3” and “The Walking Dead” – prior to their official release. Members of the hacking conspiracy broke ...

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ICE Corpus Christi-led investigation results in conviction of 16 gang members, associates

HOUSTON – An investigation spearheaded by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Corpus Christi that began back in November 2016 has now led to the conviction of 16 gang members and associates for various crimes including RICO conspiracy, federal drug conspiracy and federal weapons violations. On Dec. 11, James Randall Lee Ross, aka “Silver”, 45, became the latest defendant to be sentenced ...

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Rio Grande Valley Stash House take down leads to Sex Offender Arrest

SAN JUAN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents along with the Hidalgo County Constables Office disrupt active stash house operation and discover sex offender among those arrested. Thursday, agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Special Operations Detachment, along with the Hidalgo County Constables Office Precinct 4, identified a stash house operating out of a residence in San Juan, Texas. ...

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Laredo Port of Entry CBP Officers Intercept Another Significant Load of Narcotics; Latest Find Worth Over $1.3 Million

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1.3 million in one enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. “Our frontline CBP continue to maintain their vigilance and utilize their inspections skills and experience as pre-Christmas traffic starts ...

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Trump’s Border Policy Is Meant To ‘Traumatize’ Children, Says Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon said the Trump administration’s border policy is designed to “traumatize” children on CNN’s “New Day” Friday. Merkley said the government should be using a family management program to analyze each migrant on a case-by-case basis, instead of sending them to prison. “The other option is a family case management program. It’s a program that ...

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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 removes Taiwanese exchange student who threatened to shoot up school

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a citizen of Taiwan who was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of being an alien in possession of ammunition, following a Homeland Security Investigations Philadelphia, investigation with the assistance of the Upper Darby Police Department and the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. “Returning ...

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Over 80lbs of Marijuana Seized at Blue Water Bridge

PORT HURON, Mich. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron seized more than 80 pounds of marijuana during commercial vehicle inspections over the weekend. The seizures began on December 6th, when Officers referred bulk mail shipments labeled as books for secondary inspection as part of our border security ...

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11 Illegal Aliens Arrested, Stash House Dismantled in Rio Grande Valley

MCALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with local law enforcement agencies, arrested 11 illegal aliens and dismantled an active stash house. Thursday, December 6, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents received information of a home operating as a stash house in McAllen, Texas. Agents, along with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and McAllen Police Department, responded. Upon arrival, they ...

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Government Agencies Investigate Puppy Imports

HOUSTON – As the holidays approach, gift-givers may feel the pressure to wrap the perfect four-legged gift. That demand has some importers looking to duck federal regulations in order to bring in the perfect pup this holiday season. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Department of Agriculture are working to ensure that animals ...

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ICE investigations surge in FY18

WASHINGTON – Criminal investigations, business audits and arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and auditors surged in fiscal year 2018 compared to the previous year, following a commitment made by the agency in late 2017 to step up its worksite enforcement efforts across the country. “Reducing illegal employment helps build another layer ...

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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Multiple Subjects at Suspected Stash House

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended over a dozen individuals after responding to a report of a suspected stash house Saturday afternoon. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on December 8, when agents received information about multiple suspected illegal aliens at a residence in south Laredo.  Upon arriving at the address, agents saw several individuals attempting to hide. ...

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CBP Finds 66 Bricks of Cocaine inside Duffel Bags within a Cargo Container

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers seized 163 pounds (74 kilos) of cocaine found inside an inbound container from the Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $1.8 million. On Dec. 5, CBP officers inspected several containers using non-intrusive inspection systems at the Puerto Nuevo Dock, arriving from the Dominican Republic on ...

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