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  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Anne Arundel County, Maryland(52 KB - 12/29/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. With the expansion of Secure Communities to Anne Arundel County, ICE is now using this capability in seven Maryland jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10122962.
    AILA Doc. No. 10122962.
  • 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 Secure Communities Activated in Carroll County, Maryland(80 KB - 12/23/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Carroll County, Maryland. With the expansion of this capability to Carroll County, Secure Communities is activated in six Maryland counties. AILA Doc. No. 10122336.
    AILA Doc. No. 10122336.
  • ICE Announces Interstate Worldwide Relocation Services Now a Member of IMAGE Program(79 KB - 12/23/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Interstate Worldwide Relocation Services in Springfield, VA is a member of the IMAGE program. There are now six businesses in the national capital region that use this capability. AILA Doc. No. 10122335.
    AILA Doc. No. 10122335.
  • 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 Secure Communities Activated in Sedgwick County, Kansas(80 KB - 12/22/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Sedgwick is the first county in Kansas to use Secure Communities. AILA Doc. No. 10122240.
    AILA Doc. No. 10122240.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Three Additional South Carolina Counties(80 KB - 12/22/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties in South Carolina. With this expansion, ICE is now using this capability in 861 jurisdictions in 34 states. AILA Doc. No. 10122239.
    AILA Doc. No. 10122239.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Nine Additional North Carolina Counties(79 KB - 12/22/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in nine additional North Carolina counties. With this expansion, ICE is now using this capability in 77 North Carolina jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10122238.
    AILA Doc. No. 10122238.
  • ICE Announces Three Florida Sub-Contractors Sentenced for Employing Undocumented Workers(76 KB - 12/17/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that three sub-contractors were sentenced on charges of harboring undocumented individuals working on a Miami-Dade school construction project. AILA Doc. No. 10121735.
    AILA Doc. No. 10121735.
  • ICE Announces Individuals Arrested in Puerto Rico for Document Fraud(46 KB - 12/17/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that 13 individuals were charged with conspiracy, document fraud, aggravated identity theft, and other crimes related to selling fraudulent Puerto Rico driver's licenses and altering I-94 forms and nonimmigrant visas. AILA Doc. No. 10121764.
    AILA Doc. No. 10121764.
  • 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 Two El Paso Businesses Join IMAGE Program(64 KB - 12/14/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Jobe Materials, L.P. and Dr. J.A. Tony Marquez each signed an agreement with ICE to become full members of the IMAGE program, which provides businesses with the screening tools to help prevent the hiring of unauthorized employees. AILA Doc. No. 10121474.
    AILA Doc. No. 10121474.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Undocumented Individuals in Texas(46 KB - 12/14/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that two men from Mexico were sentenced to prison for conspiring to transport and harbor an undocumented individual within the U.S. resulting in his death. Both men face removal proceedings upon completion of their respective prison sentences. AILA Doc. No. 10121471.
    AILA Doc. No. 10121471.
  • 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 Florida Couple Sentenced in Forced Labor Conspiracy(41 KB - 12/13/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that the owners of Quality Staffing Services Corporation were sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to hold approximately 39 Filipino nationals in forced service to work in hotels and country clubs in Southeast Florida. AILA Doc. No. 10121370.
    AILA Doc. No. 10121370.
  • ICE Announces Texas Business as Newest IMAGE Partner(47 KB - 12/13/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Scott-Electric of Corpus-Christi is the newest member of the IMAGE program, which provides businesses with the screening tools to help prevent the hiring of unauthorized employees. AILA Doc. No. 10121363.
    AILA Doc. No. 10121363.
  • 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 Revocation of Naturalization for Nigerian Man Convicted of Fraud(74 KB - 12/7/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Ibraheem Adeneye was convicted of marriage and naturalization fraud, and sentenced to time served in prison. Following the conviction, Adeneye’s U.S. citizenship was revoked. He is now subject to removal. AILA Doc. No. 10120731.
    AILA Doc. No. 10120731.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Iowa’s Pottawattamie County(100 KB - 12/7/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Pottawattamie County in Iowa. With the expansion of biometric information sharing to Pottawattamie County, ICE is now using this capability in two Iowa jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10120730.
    AILA Doc. No. 10120730.
  • 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 Prison Sentence for Mexican National in Florida(132 KB - 12/3/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Mario Ruiz-Toledo was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison for unlawfully returning to the U.S. after being deported, and eight years in state prison for burglary. The release includes information on the removal process for Ruiz-Toledo. AILA Doc. No. 10120330
    AILA Doc. No. 10120330.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Eight Oklahoma Counties(301 KB - 12/1/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Canadian, Cleveland, Garfield, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties in Oklahoma. With the expansion of this program, ICE is now using this capability in 10 Oklahoma jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10120165.
    AILA Doc. No. 10120165.
  • ICE Announces the Prison Sentence for Two Virginia Business Owners(48 KB - 11/29/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that two Virginia business owners of Hi-Tech Trucking and SeaLand Foods, were sentenced to 18 months in prison, two years probation, and forfeiture of $1.2 million, for their roles in hiring and harboring undocumented individuals. AILA Doc. No. 10112970.
    AILA Doc. No. 10112970.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Caddo and St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana(51 KB - 11/29/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Caddo and St. Tammany parishes in LA. With the expansion of biometric information sharing capabilities to these two parishes, ICE is now using Secure Communities in seven Louisiana jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10112968.
    AILA Doc. No. 10112968.
  • ICE Announces the Arrest of 13 Individuals in Eastern Idaho(299 KB - 11/24/2010)
    ICE press release announcing the arrest of 13 individuals during a four-day enforcement operation in Idaho, as part of the Fugitive Operations Program, which gives top priority to cases that involve individuals who pose a threat to national security and public safety. AILA Doc. No. 10112433.
    AILA Doc. No. 10112433.
  • ICE Announces the Arrest of 85 Individuals across Colorado and Wyoming(253 KB - 11/24/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that 85 individuals were arrested throughout Colorado and Wyoming during a Fugitive Operations Program initiative. Those arrested were individuals with prior criminal convictions, prior deportations, or outstanding final orders of deportation. AILA Doc. No. 10112432.
    AILA Doc. No. 10112432.
  • ICE Announces the Arrest of 18 Individuals in Maryland(238 KB - 11/23/2010)
    ICE press release announcing the arrest of 18 individuals resulting from an enforcement operation in Maryland as part of the Fugitive Operations Program, which gives top priority to cases involving individuals who pose a threat to national security and public safety. AILA Doc. No. 10112331.
    AILA Doc. No. 10112331.
  • 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 Prison Sentence for Dominican Republic Citizen in Florida(238 KB - 11/18/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Geraldo Antonio Cedeno-Reyes was sentenced to 39 months in prison for false impersonation of a U.S. citizen, falsely representing a social security number, aggravated identity theft, and unlawfully returning to the U.S. after being deported. AILA Doc. No. 10111864.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111864.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Cherokee County, Georgia(46 KB - 11/18/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in the Cherokee County of Georgia. With the expansion of this program to Cherokee County, ICE is now using this capability in nine Georgia jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10111862.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111862.
  • ICE Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring in Tennessee(248 KB - 11/17/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that a human trafficking investigation in Tennessee resulted in the arrest of Juan Mendez for child sex trafficking and the rescue of two girls who were brought into the U.S. from Mexico. Mendez was sentenced to 50 years in prison. AILA Doc. No. 10111764.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111764.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Three Missouri Counties(241 KB - 11/17/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in three Missouri counties. With the expansion of this program to Clay, Jackson and Platte counties, ICE is now using this capability in five Missouri jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10111760.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111760.
  • 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 First Alabama Business As IMAGE Partner(50 KB - 11/12/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Long’s Human Resource Services in Mobile is the first Alabama business to become a member of the IMAGE program. IMAGE provides businesses with the screening tools to help prevent the hiring of unauthorized employees. AILA Doc. No. 10111263.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111263.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Four Illinois Counties(247 KB - 11/9/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in four Illinois counties. With the expansion of this program to Crawford, De Witt, Ford, and Piatt counties, ICE is now using this capacity in 26 Illinois jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10110934.
    AILA Doc. No. 10110934.
  • 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.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Dominican Republic Citizen for Falsely Applying for US Passport(48 KB - 11/5/2010)
    ICE press release that Luis Ramon Francisco, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced to 14 months in prison for making a false application for a U.S. passport. AILA Doc. No. 10110564.
    AILA Doc. No. 10110564.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Six Additional Nebraska Counties(479 KB - 11/3/2010)
    ICE press release that Secure Communities is activated in Adams, Hall, Hamilton, Howard, Madison and Merrick counties counties in Nebraska. With the expansion of these new counties, ICE is now using Secure Communities in eight Nebraska jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10110363.
    AILA Doc. No. 10110363.
  • 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 Two Businesses in Houston, Texas Area Join ICE’s IMAGE Program(52 KB - 11/1/2010)
    ICE announced that two businesses in the Houston area are among the newest members of ICE’s IMAGE program. To qualify for certification, the two companies enrolled in E-Verify and the Social Security Number Verification Service among other requirements. AILA Doc. No. 10110165.
    AILA Doc. No. 10110165.
  • Hillsborough County Becomes ICE IMAGE Partner(246 KB - 10/21/2010)
    ICE press release on the entry of Hillsborough County in Tampa Florida into the ICE IMAGE program as a certified partner. To qualify for certification, Hillsborough County enrolled in E-Verify and the Social Security Number Verification Service among other requirements. AILA Doc. No. 10102137.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102137.
  • ICE Announces Owner of Maryland Restaurants Sentenced to Prison for Undocumented Employees(51 KB - 10/29/2010)
    ICE press release that George Anagnostou of Kingsville, Maryland was sentenced to four months in prison and four months home detention for harboring for private financial gain and commercial advantage undocumented employees at his two Maryland restaurants. AILA Doc. No. 10102961.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102961.
  • ICE Announces Launch of Revamped Website(239 KB - 10/27/2010)
    ICE press release on the launch of its newly redesigned website, ICE.gov. The new website features the latest ICE news information and an enhanced media and image gallery. The new site also features ICE’s Online Detainee Locator System, which was launched in July 2010. AILA Doc. No. 10102762.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102762.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Arizona(243 KB - 10/27/2010)
    ICE press release that Secure Communities is now activated in all Arizona counties. ICE began using this enhanced information sharing capacity tool in October 2008, and plans to be using it nationwide by 2013. AILA Doc. No. 10102761.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102761.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in West Virginia(243 KB - 10/27/2010)
    ICE press release on the activation of Secure Communities in all West Virginia counties. With the expansion of the biometric information sharing capacity statewide in West Virginia, ICE is now using it is 746 jurisdictions in 34 states. AILA Doc. No. 10102760.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102760.
  • First Mississippi Business Becomes IMAGE Partner with ICE(245 KB - 10/21/2010)
    ICE press release on the enrollment of the first Mississippi business in IMAGE, a voluntary program that provides employers with screening tools to prevent undocumented individuals from being hired and includes required participation in E-Verify. AILA Doc. No. 10102135.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102135.
  • 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 Secure Communities Activated in Eleven Additional North Carolina Counties(240 KB - 10/15/2010)
    ICE press release on the activation of the Secure Communities program in 11 additional North Carolina counties. Secure Communities is now activated in 59 North Carolina jurisdictions and in 685 jurisdictions in 33 states nationwide. AILA Doc. No. 10101542.
    AILA Doc. No. 10101542.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Hall and Whitfield Counties in Georgia(240 KB - 10/15/2010)
    ICE press release on the activation of the Secure Communities program in Hall and Whitfield counties in Georgia. Secure Communities is now activated in eight Georgia jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10101541.
    AILA Doc. No. 10101541.
  • ICE Secure Communities Now Activated in Four Additional South Carolina Counties(240 KB - 10/15/2010)
    ICE press release on the activation of the Secure Communities program in Beaufort, Berkeley, Dorchester, and York counties in South Carolina. Secure Communities is now activated in seven South Carolina jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10101540.
    AILA Doc. No. 10101540.
  • 23 Individuals Arrested in New York Following Worksite Investigation(40 KB - 10/12/2010)
    ICE press release on charges against 26 individuals for operating an international human smuggling ring, 23 of whom were taken in custody. AILA Doc. No. 10101264.
    AILA Doc. No. 10101264.
  • 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 Secure Communities Now Activated in Desoto County, Mississippi(45 KB - 10/4/2010)
    ICE press release on the activation of Secure Communities in Desoto County, MS. Individuals charged with a crime and booked into custody by local law enforcement in Desoto County will now have their biometrics checked against DOJ, FBI and DHS databases. AILA Doc. No. 10100462.
    AILA Doc. No. 10100462.
  • 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 Secure Communities Program Now Activated in All Texas Counties(231 KB - 9/30/2010)
    ICE press release on the activation of the Secure Communities program in every Texas county. Secure Communities is now activated in 659 jurisdictions in 32 states. AILA Doc. No. 10093060.
    AILA Doc. No. 10093060.
  • ICE Announces New North Texas Trafficking Task Force(238 KB - 9/29/2010)
    ICE press release on the North Texas Trafficking Task Force, part of the DHS Blue Campaign. The task force includes federal, state and local law enforcement authorities, who help identify and prosecute human traffickers, while also protecting and aiding their victims. AILA Doc. No. 10092970.
    AILA Doc. No. 10092970.
  • 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 Four Men Charged in Failed Drug and Human Smuggling Operation(235 KB - 9/29/2010)
    ICE announcement that ICE special agents arrested four individuals in Florida for their participation in a failed drug and human smuggling operation. They are accused of smuggling five individuals claiming to be Haitian nationals. AILA Doc. No. 10092963.
    AILA Doc. No. 10092963.
  • 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 Signs MOU with South Korea to Increase Cooperation on Human Trafficking Investigations(62 KB - 9/27/2010)
    ICE announcement that Director John Morton traveled to Asia, in the first trip of any ICE director to South Korea and China, to increase cooperation and collaboration on investigative issues under ICE jurisdiction, including human trafficking and smuggling. AILA Doc. No. 10092765.
    AILA Doc. No. 10092765.
  • ICE Arrests 32 Individuals in Atlanta-area Fugitive Operations Initiative(42 KB - 9/27/2010)
    ICE announcement that 32 individuals from the Atlanta area were arrested by Fugitive Operations Teams. Those arrested include individuals with prior criminal convictions, prior deportations, or outstanding final orders of deportation issued by an immigration judge. AILA Doc. No. 10092762.
    AILA Doc. No. 10092762.
  • 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.
  • ICE Expands Secure Communities to Missouri(239 KB - 9/23/2010)
    ICE announcement on the expansion of Secure Communities to St. Louis City and County in Missouri. Secure Communities is part of ICE’s strategy to modernize its identification and removal procedures of foreign nationals convicted of crimes. AILA Doc. No. 10092333.
    AILA Doc. No. 10092333.
  • 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 Arrests 39 Individuals in San Diego County as Part of Fugitive Operations Program(238 KB - 9/22/2010)
    ICE announcement of the arrest of 39 individuals in San Diego county as part of its Fugitive Operations Program. ICE’s Fugitive Operations Teams give top priority to cases involving foreign nationals who pose a threat to national security and public safety. AILA Doc. No. 10092233.
    AILA Doc. No. 10092233.
  • ICE Arrests 20 Foreign Nationals in Chicago Area(238 KB - 9/21/2010)
    ICE press release on the arrest of 20 foreign nationals with suspected gang ties from the Chicago area as part of Operation Community Shield. The individuals are in ICE custody on administrative immigration violations and pending deportation. AILA Doc. No. 100921233.
    AILA Doc. No. 20092133.
  • ICE Continues Outreach Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking(42 KB - 9/17/2010)
    ICE announcement that it will be posting an anti-trafficking message in 50 different foreign language newspapers across the country as a way to reach out directly to the American public to help combat human trafficking. AILA Doc. No. 10091763.
    AILA Doc. No. 10091763.
  • 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 Expands Secure Communities to Nine Additional North Carolina Counties(43 KB - 9/9/2010)
    ICE announcement on the expansion of Secure Communities to nine additional counties in North Carolina. By 2013, ICE plans on this program being available nationwide. AILA Doc. No. 10090964.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090964.
  • ICE Expands Secure Communities to South Carolina(43 KB - 9/9/2010)
    ICE announcement on the expansion of Secure Communities to South Carolina. This program is now being used in Charleston, Greenville, and York counties. AILA Doc. No. 10090963.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090963.
  • ICE Expands Secure Communities to Three Additional Georgia Counties(43 KB - 9/9/2010)
    ICE announcement on the expansion of Secure Communities to Cobb, Fulton, and Muscogee counties in Georgia. ICE is now using the program in 589 jurisdictions in 31 states. AILA Doc. No. 10090962.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090962.
  • 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’s Secure Communities Removes More than 5,000 Foreign Nationals from LA County(42 KB - 9/3/2010)
    ICE announcement of the removal of over 5,000 foreign nationals from Los Angeles County, California, through Secure Communities. Secure Communities uses biometric identification to alert ICE when potentially removable foreign nationals are arrested by local law enforcement. AILA Doc. No. 10090365.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090365.
  • ICE Expands Secure Communities to Polk County, Iowa(61 KB - 9/2/2010)
    ICE announcement on the expansion of Secure Communities to Polk County, Iowa. ICE is now using the biometric information sharing capability in 574 jurisdictions in 30 states. AILA Doc. No. 10090265.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090265.
  • 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.
  • Remarks by ICE Director John Morton at Border Enforcement Security Task Force Training Conference(238 KB - 8/25/2010)
    Remarks by ICE Director John Morton at the 2010 Border Enforcement Security Task Force annual conference including announcement of four new task forces opening in NM, LA, WA, and NC. AILA Doc. No. 10082565.
    AILA Doc. No. 10082565.
  • 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 Launches Secure Communities in Five Additional Texas Counties(235 KB - 8/18/2010)
    ICE announcement on the expansion of Secure Communities to five additional Texas counties. ICE is now using the program in 193 Texas jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 10081879.
    AILA Doc. No. 10081879.
  • Federal Jury Convicts U.S. Resident Who Participated in War in Bosnia of Immigration Fraud(42 KB - 8/17/2010)
    ICE press release announcing that a man who served for four years in the Zvornik Brigade in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the mid-1990s was convicted of immigration fraud by a federal jury. He arrived in the U.S. as a refugee in 1998. AILA Doc. No. 10081768.
    AILA Doc. No. 10081768.
  • ICE Enforcement in Arizona(89 KB - 8/16/2010)
    ICE summary of enforcement activity in Arizona, including statistics on enforcement and removal operations (ERO) from an average week in 2010, ERO programs and initiatives, worksite enforcement, and more. AILA Doc. No. 10081673.
    AILA Doc. No. 10081673.
  • 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.
  • Nine Individuals Sentenced in Ohio Marriage Fraud Scheme(38 KB - 7/30/2010)
    ICE news release on the sentences of nine people who pleaded guilty to charges connected with their involvement in a scheme in central Ohio to arrange fraudulent marriages between foreign nationals and U.S. citizens. AILA Doc. No. 10073069.
    AILA Doc. No. 10073069.
  • ICE Overview of Agency’s Role in Investigations of Human Rights Violators(94 KB - 7/30/2010)
    ICE news release explaining the role of the ICE Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Unit (HRVWCU) and highlighting investigations of human rights violators in the past six years. AILA Doc. No. 10073062.
    AILA Doc. No. 10073062.
  • 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.
  • Second Jurisdiction in Nevada Joins Secure Communities(229 KB - 7/28/2010)
    ICE announced the participation of Clark County, Nevada in the Secure Communities program. The program was activated in Washoe County, Nevada earlier in July 2010. AILA Doc. No. 10072866.
    AILA Doc. No. 10072866.
  • First Counties in Montana Join Secure Communities(232 KB - 7/28/2010)
    ICE announced the participation of Lewis and Clark and Missoula counties in Montana in the Secure Communities program. According to ICE, Secure Communities will be implemented in all counties throughout the state. AILA Doc. No. 10072864.
    AILA Doc. No. 10072864.
  • 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 (7/23/2010)
    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.
  • Five Arkansas Residents Sentenced for Harboring(35 KB - 7/22/2010)
    ICE announced that five Arkansas residents were sentenced for conspiring to harbor, transport and employ undocumented immigrants, following an investigation by ICE, Homeland Security Investigations agents. AILA Doc. No. 10072263.
    AILA Doc. No. 10072263.
  • Warren County Becomes First Jurisdiction in Mississippi to Use Secure Communities(232 KB - 7/21/2010)
    ICE announced the expansion of the Secure Communities program to Warren County, MS, the first jurisdiction in Mississippi to use the program. ICE is now using biometric information sharing capability in 467 jurisdictions in 26 states. AILA Doc. No. 10072163.
    AILA Doc. No. 10072163.
  • Hamilton County, Ohio Joins Secure Communities Program(231 KB - 7/21/2010)
    With the expansion of Secure Communities to Hamilton County, OH, ICE is now using the program in five Ohio jurisdictions, including Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin and Montgomery counties. AILA Doc. No. 10072162.
    AILA Doc. No. 10072162.
  • 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.
  • Washoe County Becomes First in Nevada to Use Secure Communities(39 KB - 7/16/2010)
    With the expansion of Secure Communities to Washoe County, NV, 448 jurisdictions in 25 states are using a biometric information sharing capability to identify aliens lawfully and unlawfully present in the U.S., who are booked into local law enforcement custody for a crime. AILA Doc. No. 10071663.
    AILA Doc. No. 10071663.
  • ICE Launches Secure Communities in 8 Additional North Carolina Counties(231 KB - 7/14/2010)
    ICE began using a new biometric information sharing capability, as a part of Secure Communities program, in eight additional North Carolina counties including Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Macon, Madison, Swain and Yancey. AILA Doc. No. 10071462.
    AILA Doc. No. 10071462.
  • First New Jersey Business Becomes IMAGE Partner with ICE(224 KB - 7/14/2010)
    ACCU Staffing Group in Cherry Hill, N.J. is the first New Jersey business to become a member of the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program. AILA Doc. No. 10071461.
    AILA Doc. No. 10071461.
  • 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.
  • US Citizen Pleads Guilty in Marriage Fraud Scheme(36 KB - 6/24/2010)
    ICE announced that a U.S. citizen, who was paid to engage in a phony marriage with a Cambodian national to evade immigration laws, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and marriage fraud. AILA Doc. No. 10062463.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062463.
  • Secure Communities Now Activated in All Virginia Counties(38 KB - 6/22/2010)
    ICE that announced Secure Communities was activated as of last week in every county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ICE is now using Secure Communities in 336 jurisdictions in 22 states. ICE expects to make it available in jurisdictions nationwide by 2013. AILA Doc. No. 10062261.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062261.
  • 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.
  • ICE Conducts Large Human Smuggling Network Investigation in AZ(42 KB - 4/16/2010)
    In an ICE investigation by targeting several Arizona-based human smuggling organizations, over 800 agents and officers from nine federal, state and local law enforcement agencies carried out arrests and searches in Phoenix, Tucson, Nogales and Rio Rico, Arizona. AILA Doc. No. 10041666.
    AILA Doc. No. 10041666.
  • 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 and South Carolina Company Sign First IMAGE Agreement in the State(36 KB - 4/6/2010)
    ICE and a privately-owned construction company in South Carolina signed the state's first-ever agreement as part of ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) a voluntary employer program that includes training and participation in the E-Verify program. AILA Doc. No. 10040661.
    AILA Doc. No. 10040661.
  • SEVIS Issues March 2010 Quarterly E-Newsletter (4/5/2010)
    The SEVIS March 2010 Quarterly E-Newsletter included updates on Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) and recertification, I-17 petitions received, SEVIS II, and SEVP conference participation. AILA Doc. No. 10040534.
    AILA Doc. No. 10040534.
  • 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.
  • ICE Using Twitter and YouTube to Increase Public Outreach(33 KB - 1/15/2010)
    On 1/14/10, ICE announced that it is using Twitter and YouTube to engage and educate the public about the agency's enforcement efforts. ICE’s Twitter account is http://www.twitter.com/wwwICEgov and ICE's YouTube channel is http://www.youtube.com/wwwICEgov. AILA Doc. No. 10011573.
    AILA Doc. No. 10011573.
  • ICE Featured on Reality TV Series(53 KB - 1/15/2010)
    The federal New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force of the National Fugitive Operations Program of ICE's Office of Detention and Removal Operations will be featured on the A&E network in a series of reality show episodes that begins 1/14/10. AILA Doc. No. 10011572.
    AILA Doc. No. 10011572.
  • 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 Expands Secure Communities Program to Sacramento, Solano Counties(227 KB - 1/13/2010)
    On 01/12/10, ICE announced that law enforcement agencies in Sacramento and Solano counties became the first in northern California to participate in the Secure Communities program. There are now eight CA counties participating in the initiative, including Los Angeles, Ventura, San Diego, Imperial, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. AILA Doc. No. 10011362.
    AILA Doc. No. 10011362.
  • ICE Announces 31 Percent Increase in Human Trafficking Investigations in FY09(52 KB - 1/8/2010)
    On 01/07/10, ICE announced that in FY09 the agency initiated 566 human trafficking investigations, a 31 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. ICE trafficking investigations in FY09 led to 388 arrests, 148 indictments and 165 convictions. AILA Doc. No. 10010861.
    AILA Doc. No. 10010861.
  • ICE Launches Secure Communities in Two More CA Counties(38 KB - 1/7/2010)
    On 01/05/10, ICE announced that Secure Communities biometric identification technology is now accessible to the local law enforcement agencies in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California that use electronic booking machines. By next year, ICE anticipates nationwide coverage of Secure Communities by 2013. AILA Doc. No. 10010760.
    AILA Doc. No. 10010760.
  • 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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