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ICE Announces Death of Panamanian National in ICE Custody
(74 KB - 12/27/2010)
ICE press release announcing that a Panamanian national in ICE custody passed away at the Krome Service Processing Center in Miami after complaining of chest pains. He was in ICE custody since 12/3/10, and the third immigrant to pass away in ICE custody in fiscal year 2011. AILA Doc. No. 10122753.
AILA Doc. No. 10122753.
ICE Deputy Director Alonzo Pena Retires After 28 Years of Service
(84 KB - 12/22/2010)
ICE press release announcing that second in command, ICE Deputy Director, Alonzo Pena retired in December 2010 after 28 years of service. Prior to being deputy director, he was a special advisor to ICE Director John Morton. AILA Doc. No. 10122241.
AILA Doc. No. 10122241.
ICE Announces the Sentence for a Former Dallas FBI Agent
(44 KB - 12/17/2010)
ICE press release announcing that Ann Cox, a former agent with the FBI, was sentenced to two years probation and fined $18,000 for employing individuals at a deli franchise that were not either admitted for permanent residence in the U.S. or authorized to be employed. AILA Doc. No. 10121762.
AILA Doc. No. 10121762.
ICE Announces the Arrest of 95 Individuals throughout Florida
(57 KB - 12/14/2010)
ICE press release announcing the arrest of 93 foreign nationals with criminal records and two others during a five-day enforcement operation in Florida. All 95 are in ICE custody on administrative immigration violations and pending removal. AILA Doc. No. 10121470.
AILA Doc. No. 10121470.
ICE Announces Bay Area Restaurant Owners Charged with Hiring Undocumented Employees
(46 KB - 12/9/2010)
ICE press release announcing that the owners of the El Balazo restaurant chain were charged with harboring undocumented employees for financial gain and commercial advantage, and submitting false Social Security numbers for the undocumented employees of their restaurants. AILA Doc. No. 10120962.
AILA Doc. No. 10120962.
ICE Announces Brazilian Man Sentenced in $55 Million Visa Fraud Scheme
(87 KB - 12/6/2010)
ICE press release announcing that Eduardo Dozzi Barbugli was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison and a money judgment of $55 million for his involvement in a visa fraud conspiracy. Barbugli will be subject to removal after he serves his sentence. AILA Doc. No. 10120620.
AILA Doc. No. 10120620.
ICE Announces Two Women Charged With Falsely Impersonating a Federal Officer
(44 KB - 11/19/2010)
ICE press release announcing that Genova Navarro and Dianne Racity were arrested for falsely impersonating a federal officer and indicating to individuals that they could expedite the immigration application process and obtain special immigration benefits for them. AILA Doc. No. 10111974.
AILA Doc. No. 10111974.
ICE Announces Arkansas Restaurant Owner Sentenced to Probation for Harboring Undocumented Employees
(238 KB - 11/16/2010)
ICE press release announcing that Sen Chen of Mountain Home, Arkansas was sentenced to five years probation and a $5,000 fine after pleading guilty to providing transportation, housing, food, and cash to undocumented employees in exchange for their labor at his restaurant. AILA Doc. No. 10111631.
AILA Doc. No. 10111631.
ICE Announces Death of Jamaican National in ICE Custody
(243 KB - 11/9/2010)
ICE press release stating that a Jamaican national in ICE custody passed away at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, LA due to organ failure associated with T-cell lymphoma. He had been in ICE custody since December 2009. AILA Doc. No. 10110933.
AILA Doc. No. 10110933.
ICE Announces Death of Mexican National in ICE Custody
(243 KB - 11/9/2010)
ICE press release announcing the death of Antonio Gomez-Hernandez, a Mexican national, while in ICE custody. He passed away at Loyola University Medical Center after suffering liver failure. Gomez-Hernandez is the first immigrant to pass away in ICE custody in FY2011. AILA Doc. No. 10110932.
AILA Doc. No. 10110932.
Two Furniture Company Executives Charged in ICE Worksite Investigation
(34 KB - 11/2/2010)
ICE press release on charges against the president of a furniture manufacturing business in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for criminal violations stemming from an ICE investigation of allegations that the company hired unauthorized foreign workers. AILA Doc. No. 10110261.
AILA Doc. No. 10110261.
ICE Announces Brazilian Couple Sentenced in $55 Million Visa Fraud Scheme
(44 KB - 10/18/2010)
ICE press release on a Brazilian couple who were sentenced to 18 to 24 months in federal prison and a $55 million money judgment, for their involvement in a visa fraud scheme, as well as being subject to removal after they serve their sentences. AILA Doc. No. 10101865.
AILA Doc. No. 10101865.
ICE Announces Guilty Pleas from Three Sub-Contractors in Miami-Dade School Construction Project
(43 KB - 10/18/2010)
ICE announced that three Miami-Dade residents pleaded guilty to harboring undocumented immigrants who were working on a Miami-Dade school construction project, and each face a maximum statutory penalty of ten years in prison at their sentencing on December 10, 2010. AILA Doc. No. 10101861.
AILA Doc. No. 10101861.
ICE Reveals Record Immigration Enforcement Numbers for FY10
(61 KB - 10/8/2010)
ICE announcement that during FY10 DHS and ICE have removed more individuals than in any other period in history. A major factor in the increased removals, is the increased use of Secure Communities, which now has more than 660 state and local partners nationwide. AILA Doc. No. 10100864.
AILA Doc. No. 10100864.
ICE Announces Results of Repatriation Program
(41 KB - 10/1/2010)
ICE press release on the 2010 results from the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program. During 2010, 23,384 Mexican citizens were found unlawfully in the Sonora Arizona desert region and voluntarily returned to hometowns in Mexico. AILA Doc. No. 10100162.
AILA Doc. No. 10100162.
ICE Announces Conviction of Three Attorneys for Asylum Fraud Scheme
(237 KB - 9/29/2010)
ICE announcement that three attorneys for a northern California law firm and their contract interpreter were sentenced to prison following their convictions on charges stemming from filing hundreds of false asylum cases, which are under review by USCIS and ICE. AILA Doc. No. 10092969.
AILA Doc. No. 10092969.
ICE Announces Arrest of Puerto Rican Couple for Bribery
(235 KB - 9/29/2010)
ICE press release on the arrest of two individuals in Puerto Rico on bribery charges following an investigation of their attempt to pay $10,000 to terminate or significantly reduce potential fines in an I-9 inspection. AILA Doc. No. 10092968.
AILA Doc. No. 10092968.
ICE Announces the Arrest of 78 Individuals in Colorado
(238 KB - 9/29/2010)
ICE announcement that in the largest operation throughout Colorado this year, 78 individuals were arrested during a Fugitive Operations Program initiative. Those individuals who are not being criminally prosecuted will be processed administratively for removal. AILA Doc. No. 10092966.
AILA Doc. No. 10092966.
ICE Announces Abercrombie & Fitch Fined After I-9 Audit
(234 KB - 9/29/2010)
ICE announcement that a $1,047,110 fine settlement was reached with Abercrombie & Fitch for INA violations after an audit uncovered technology-related deficiencies in the company's electronic I-9 verification system. AILA Doc. No. 10092962.
AILA Doc. No. 10092962.
ICE Announcement that Germantown Man Pleads Guilty to Immigration Fraud Scheme
(42 KB - 9/28/2010)
Robert Fred Mejia from Germantown, Maryland pleaded guilty to fraud scheme that spanned between December 2007 and June 2009, including impersonating an ICE officer and charging over 50 individuals for immigration services which he did not provide. AILA Doc. No. 10092865.
AILA Doc. No. 10092865.
ICE Announces Criminal Charges for Los Angeles-Area Employers Hiring Undocumented Immigrants
(43 KB - 9/24/2010)
ICE announcement that the owner and a top executive of a metal casting company in Ventura County were arrested on federal criminal charges for knowingly hiring undocumented immigrants. The charges carry a maximum penalty of up to six months in prison. AILA Doc. No. 10092469.
AILA Doc. No. 10092469.
ICE Arrests 28 Individuals in the New Orleans Area in Operation Community Shield Initiative
(43 KB - 9/24/2010)
ICE announcement that 28 individuals from the New Orleans area with ties to the MS-13 and Latin Kings transnational street gangs are facing criminal charges or deportation as a result of Operation Community Shield. AILA Doc. No. 10092468.
AILA Doc. No. 10092468.
Ex-Armenian Consular Employee Pleads Guilty to Immigration Fraud
(70 KB - 9/22/2010)
A former employee of the Armenian consulate in Los Angeles pleaded guilty to selling “letters of refusal,” for as much as $37,000. The letters are issued by embassies and consulates and state that a country will not issue a travel document for a particular individual. AILA Doc. No. 10092235.
AILA Doc. No. 10092235.
ICE Press Release on Relief for Haitian F-1 Students
(226 KB - 9/15/2010)
ICE announcement on the suspension of certain requirements for employment authorization for Haitian F-1 nonimmigrant students experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the 1/12/10 earthquake. AILA Doc. No. 10091564.
AILA Doc. No. 10091564.
ICE Fact Sheet on Eligibility of Haitian F-1 Students for Employment Authorization
(234 KB - 9/15/2010)
ICE fact sheet on the suspension of certain regulatory requirements, which allows eligible Haitian F-1 students to obtain employment authorization, work an increased number of hours during the school term, and, if necessary, reduce their course load. AILA Doc. No. 10091561.
AILA Doc. No. 10091561.
ICE Clears Backlog of FOIA Appeals
(56 KB - 9/9/2010)
ICE announcement that it has cleared its backlog of FOIA appeals in compliance with the July 2010 memorandum by DHS Chief FOIA Officer and Chief Privacy Officer Mary Ellen Callahan which called for the “prompt elimination of all our FOIA backlogs.” AILA Doc. No. 10090965.
AILA Doc. No. 10090965.
ICE Arrests Two Individuals For Impersonating CBP Officers
(39 KB - 9/8/2010)
ICE announces the arrest of two individuals for impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers as part of an “advance fee” scheme. The defendants admitted to posing as CBP agents and officers in a conspiracy which contacted victims through the internet. AILA Doc. No. 10090866.
AILA Doc. No. 10090866.
ICE Repatriates 96 Foreign Nationals to Asia
(42 KB - 9/7/2010)
ICE announces the repatriation of 96 foreign nationals to Asia on a chartered flight originating in Seattle including 66 with criminal convictions. ICE returned individuals to the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, and Cambodia. AILA Doc. No. 10090762.
AILA Doc. No. 10090762.
ICE Fact Sheet on Secure Communities in Response to Public Concerns
(71 KB - 9/3/2010)
ICE fact sheet addressing public claims made regarding its Secure Communities strategy including its expansion of the program, its use of local and state law enforcement, questions about racial profiling and constitutional violations, and more. AILA Doc. No. 10090366.
AILA Doc. No. 10090366.
ICE Approves Special Relief for Certain Haitian F-1 Students to Obtain Employment Authorization
(227 KB - 8/30/2010)
ICE announcement of the approval of special relief for certain F-1 Haitian students who suffered severe economic hardship due to the 1/12/10 earthquake in Haiti. The suspension of certain regulatory requirements allows eligible students to obtain employment authorization. AILA Doc. No. 10083031.
AILA Doc. No. 10083031.
ICE Arrests 76 Foreign Nationals in Arizona Operation Community Shield Effort
(235 KB - 8/25/2010)
ICE press release on the arrest of 76 foreign nationals who are gang members or gang associates as a result from ICE Community Shield enforcement effort in Phoenix and Yuma. Individuals who are not being prosecuted on criminal charges are being processed for deportation. AILA Doc. No. 10082563.
AILA Doc. No. 10082563.
ICE Arrests 23 Foreign Nationals in New England Operation Community Shield Task Force Effort
(45 KB - 8/23/2010)
ICE press release on the arrest of 23 foreign nationals who are gang members or have gang ties. The arrests resulted from a New England ICE Community Shield enforcement effort. Individuals who are not being prosecuted on criminal charges are being processed for deportation. AILA Doc. No. 10082363.
AILA Doc. No. 10082363.
ICE Arrests 32 Foreign Nationals in Las Vegas Operation Community Shield Effort
(43 KB - 8/23/2010)
ICE press release on the arrest of 32 foreign nationals with suspected gang ties in the Las Vegas area as the result of an ICE Operation Community Shield enforcement effort. Those individuals who are not being prosecuted on criminal charges are being processed for removal. AILA Doc. No. 10082362.
AILA Doc. No. 10082362.
ICE Arrests 158 Individuals in Utah Operation Community Shield Task Force Effort
(40 KB - 8/20/2010)
ICE press release on the arrest of 158 foreign nationals with suspected gang ties. The arrests were the result of a coordinated effort by ICE’s Operation Community Shield Task Force, and represents Utah’s largest ever ICE-led gang enforcement action. AILA Doc. No. 10082062.
AILA Doc. No. 10082062.
ICE Announces Arrests in Wisconsin "Operation Community Shield" Initiative
(42 KB - 8/16/2010)
ICE press release on the arrest of 11 members or associates of street gangs in the Madison, Wisconsin area as part of Operation Community Shield. All individuals arrested have been charged with administrative immigration violations and are being processed for deportation. AILA Doc. No. 10081671.
AILA Doc. No. 10081671.
ICE Arrests 63 Individuals in Arizona Cross Check Operation
(46 KB - 8/16/2010)
ICE press release on the arrest of 63 foreign nationals with prior criminal convictions and immigration fugitives in a three-day enforcement operation in Arizona. The release includes information on the removal process for individuals arrested. AILA Doc. No. 10081670.
AILA Doc. No. 10081670.
SEVP New Mailing Address
(225 KB - 8/12/2010)
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is now located in Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia and has a new mailing address. AILA Doc. No. 10081264.
AILA Doc. No. 10081264.
National Sheriffs' Association Adopts Resolution in Support of 287(g) Program
(32 KB - 8/9/2010)
The National Sheriffs' Association adopted a resolution on 6/29/10 at its general membership meeting affirming its support for the ICE Secure Communities and 287(g) programs. AILA Doc. No. 10080964.
AILA Doc. No. 10080964.
ICE Arrests 75 Foreign Nationals with Criminal Records in VA and DC
(37 KB - 7/29/2010)
ICE press release on the arrests of 75 foreign nationals with criminal records in Virginia and Washington, DC, following two ICE enforcement operations. The release includes information on the removal process for individuals arrested. AILA Doc. No. 10072960.
AILA Doc. No. 10072960.
ICE Announces Third Arrest in Alleged Conspiracy to Traffic Haitian Nationals
(229 KB - 7/28/2010)
ICE announced the arrest of a third individual indicted for conspiracy to commit human trafficking offenses involving Haitian nationals. The indictment includes charges that the defendants engaged in visa fraud by making false statements in documents filed for H-2A visas. AILA Doc. No. 10072863.
AILA Doc. No. 10072863.
ICE Deputizes 26 State and Local Officers under 287(g)
(39 KB - 7/26/2010)
ICE announced that the agency deputized 26 state and local law enforcement officers from eight states following completion of a four-week training program by officials with the ICE 287(g) program. States represented included AZ, CO, FL, NC, RI, SC, TX, and VA. AILA Doc. No. 10072668.
AILA Doc. No. 10072668.
ICE Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) Brochure
(736 KB - 7/23/2010)
ICE issued a brochure for the public on the Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS). The brochure includes answers to questions on how to use the search, the definition of the term “in custody,” individuals who are not included in the system, and using the information. AILA Doc. No. 10072366.
AILA Doc. No. 10072366.
ICE Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) Website
The ICE Online Detainee Locator System is a searchable online database to locate a detainee who is currently in ICE custody, or who was released from ICE custody for any reason within the last 60 days. The system cannot search for records of persons under the age of 18. AILA Doc. No. 10072331.
AILA Doc. No. 10072331.
ICE Announces Launch of Online Detainee Locator System
(228 KB - 7/23/2010)
ICE announced the launch of the Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS), a public, Internet-based tool designed to assist family members, attorneys and other interested parties in locating detainees in ICE custody. The ODLS website address is http://www.ice.gov/locator. AILA Doc. No. 10072330.
AILA Doc. No. 10072330.
ICE Detainee Passes Away at Orleans Parish Prison
(31 KB - 7/20/2010)
ICE reported that a 28-year-old El Salvadoran national being held in ICE custody was pronounced dead on 7/18/10 at Orleans Parish Prison after an apparent suicide. DHS' Office of the Inspector General is conducting a review of the circumstances surrounding his death. AILA Doc. No. 10072062.
AILA Doc. No. 10072062.
ICE Reports Number of Haitians in ICE Custody as of 6/24/10
(43 KB - 7/2/2010)
On the ICE FOIA Reading Room, ICE reported a total of 400 Haitians in ICE Custody as of 6/24/10 including criminal and non-criminal detainees. ICE deferred to USCIS on question of the number of Haitians who have applied for asylum since the earthquake. AILA Doc. No. 10070230.
AILA Doc. No. 10070230.
ICE Releases Secure Communities Presentations on FOIA Reading Room
(6348 KB - 6/14/2010)
ICE released several presentations on Secure Communities from 2009 and 2010 on its FOIA Reading Room. The presentations include a Secure Communities Crash Course, Secure Communities v. 287(g), State and Local Coordination, and a fact sheet. AILA Doc. No. 10061460.
AILA Doc. No. 10061460.
ICE Arrests 72 during 2-week Operation Targeting Immigration Fugitives
(36 KB - 6/4/2010)
Local U.S. ICE fugitive operations teams arrested 72 foreign nationals, including 59 with outstanding deportation orders, in the Chicago area during a two-week-long enforcement action. AILA Doc. No. 10060463.
AILA Doc. No. 10060463.
United States, Mexico Resume Voluntary Interior Repatriation Program
(34 KB - 6/4/2010)
DHS, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mexican Ministry of the Interior announced that the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP) has resumed for the seventh consecutive summer. AILA Doc. No. 10060462.
AILA Doc. No. 10060462.
First ICE Charter Lands in Iraq
(225 KB - 5/28/2010)
ICE Detention and Removal Operations, in a charter flight to the Middle East, which made stops in Cape Verde, Lebanon and, for the first time, Iraq, removed 31 men with final orders of removal. AILA Doc. No. 10052831.
AILA Doc. No. 10052831.
ICE Releases List of Detainee Deaths from October 2003 through May 2010
(52 KB - 5/24/2010)
On the ICE FOIA Reading Room, the agency released a list of detainee deaths from October 2003 through May 2010. During that period, 111 people died in ICE custody, according to the list. AILA Doc. No. 10052462.
AILA Doc. No. 10052462.
Staffing Company Managers Charged with Hiring Undocumented Immigrants
(259 KB - 4/29/2010)
ICE charged a president and office manager of two staffing companies with unlawfully hiring undocumented immigrants. The charges were brought after an ICE worksite enforcement investigation. AILA Doc. No. 10042932.
AILA Doc. No. 10042932.
ICE Issues Secure Communities Fact Sheet
(226 KB - 4/28/2010)
ICE issued a fact sheet on Secure Communities that includes brief information fingerprint checks, allegations of racial profiling, prioritization of Level 1 offenses, and IDENT/IAFIS interoperability. AILA Doc. No. 10042864.
AILA Doc. No. 10042864.
San Diego-Area Bakery Indicted on Federal Charges for Hiring Undocumented Workers
(64 KB - 4/22/2010)
ICE announced that a San Diego-area bakery, along with its owner and a manager, are charged in a 16-count indictment by a federal grand jury resulting from an agency investigation into allegations the business knowingly hired undocumented workers. AILA Doc. No. 10042230.
AILA Doc. No. 10042230.
ICE Releases DHS Form G-123A for Reporting on a Company
(42 KB - 4/20/2010)
ICE released on its FOIA Reading Room, the DHS Form G-123A, Worksheet for Oral Report – Company, for complaints to DHS on a company’s employment of unauthorized workers. AILA Doc. No. 10042063.
AILA Doc. No. 10042063.
Detention Officer Sentenced for Repeated Sexual Abuse of Detainees
(56 KB - 4/12/2010)
DOJ announced that U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller sentenced Robert Luis Loya, a former guard at the Port Isabel Detention Center, to three years in prison and five years of supervised release for violating the civil rights and the sexual abuse of females in his custody. AILA Doc. No. 10041265.
AILA Doc. No. 10041265.
ICE Opens Facility at Arizona Airport for Detainees Awaiting Removal
(46 KB - 3/18/2010)
ICE announced the opening of the Arizona Removal Operations Coordination Center (AROCC) at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, which will house 79 ICE employees and up to 157 detainees who are awaiting removal to countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. AILA Doc. No. 10031863.
AILA Doc. No. 10031863.
ICE Secure Communities Complaint Process
(261 KB - 3/17/2010)
ICE issued information on how to file a complaint alleging racial profiling, due process violations or other violations of civil rights and civil liberties related to the Secure Communities initiative. AILA Doc. No. 10031762.
AILA Doc. No. 10031762.
ICE Releases List of Detainee Deaths from October 2003 – March 2010
(31 KB - 3/12/2010)
ICE released on its FOIA Reading Room a list of detainees who died in ICE custody from October 2003 – March 2010. AILA Doc. No. 10031264.
AILA Doc. No. 10031264.
ICE Removals and Returns by Country as of February 22, 2010
(31 KB - 3/9/2010)
ICE released on its FOIA Electronic Reading Room a spreadsheet of removals and returns by country as of 2/22/10. AILA Doc. No. 10030962.
AILA Doc. No. 10030962.
ICE Detainee Dies at Los Angeles-area Hospital
(33 KB - 3/8/2010)
ICE announced that a person being held pending immigration removal proceedings died on 3/5/10 at Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital in Los Angeles following complications from a brain tumor. AILA Doc. No. 10030865.
AILA Doc. No. 10030865.
ICE Serves 180 Audit Notices to Businesses in 5 States
(222 KB - 3/3/2010)
ICE announced issuance of Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to 180 businesses in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. The notices alert business owners that ICE will inspect their records to determine if they are complying with employment verification laws. AILA Doc. No. 10030370.
AILA Doc. No. 10030370.
ICE Announces New Arrangements for Detainees Relocated from NY Facility
(224 KB - 2/24/2010)
On 2/12/10, ICE announced modified arrangements for detainees who have been relocated from the Varick Federal Detention Facility to the Hudson Federal Detention Facility. AILA Doc. No. 10022464.
AILA Doc. No. 10022464.
First Removals Executed under New Hampshire Rapid REPAT Program
(34 KB - 2/12/2010)
The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announced the transfer of the first eligible parolees to the jurisdiction of ICE to be deported through a new agreement between NH and ICE under the Rapid REPAT (Removal of Eligible Parolees Accepted for Transfer) program. AILA Doc. No. 10021266.
AILA Doc. No. 10021266.
ICE to Suspend the Use of Varick Facility to House Detainees
(253 KB - 1/15/2010)
On 1/14/10, ICE announced that it will suspend its detention operations at the Varick Federal Detention Facility. Detainees currently housed at Varick will move to another facility in the New York metropolitan area. AILA Doc. No. 10011530.
AILA Doc. No. 10011530.
ICE Releases List of Deaths in Detention
(228 KB - 1/22/2010)
As a result of a FOIA request, ICE recently released a list of non-citizens that have died in immigration detention. AILA Doc. No. 10012230.
AILA Doc. No. 10012230.
ICE Press Release on Assistance in Haiti Relief Effort
(239 KB - 1/20/2010)
On 1/18/10, ICE announced that it had deployed a team of agents to partner with CBP and USCIS to streamline departures for U.S. citizens who may be in Haiti. ICE will assist DOS and USCIS in facilitating the evacuation of orphaned children granted humanitarian parole to temporarily enter the U.S.
AILA Doc. No. 10012069.
DHS Halts Removals to Haiti
(219 KB - 1/13/2010)
On 1/13/10, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Secretary John Morton halted all removals to Haiti for the time being in response to the devastation caused by the earthquake on 1/12/10. AILA Doc. No. 10011330.
AILA Doc. No. 10011330.
ICE Announces SEVIS II Project Update
(225 KB - 1/6/2010)
On 01/04/10, ICE announced that SEVIS II will not go online in February 2010. While the project continues to progress, circumstances are causing the current timeline to change. AILA Doc. No. 10010661.
AILA Doc. No. 10010661.
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