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  • SEVP Update for University of Northern Virginia Students(561 KB - 12/2/2013)
    Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) update stating that SEVP has withdrawn the University of Northern Virginia’s approval for attendance of nonimmigrant students as of 10/1/13 and SEVIS records will be terminated for students who failed to transfer or depart the U.S. by 11/25/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13120242.
  • SEVP Spotlight Newsletter, November 2013 (Vol. 3, Issue 4)(705 KB - 11/26/2013)
    November 2013 quarterly newsletter called “SEVP Spotlight” providing information on the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Help Desk, the SEVP response center, new SEVIS functionalities, and other updates.
    AILA Doc. No. 13112644.
  • ICE SEVP I-901 SEVIS Fee Payment Tutorial (11/14/2013)
    A 10/31/13 ICE SEVP narrated video tutorial that walks students and exchange visitors through the steps of paying the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee.
    AILA Doc. No. 13111455.
  • ICE FAQs on Immigration Detainers(554 KB - 10/29/2013)
    Undated ICE FAQs on immigration detainers.
    AILA Doc. No. 13102941.
  • ICE Detainee From Antigua Passes Away While in Custody(549 KB - 10/25/2013)
    ICE press release on the death of a 34-year-old female citizen of Antigua who passed away of an apparent suicide while in ICE custody.
    AILA Doc. No. 13102541.
  • ICE Fact Sheet on I-9 Inspection Overview(714 KB - 10/23/2013)
    ICE fact sheet, dated 6/26/13, with a Form I-9 inspection overview, including charts with penalties and enhancement matrix and a flow chart of the I-9 inspection process.
    AILA Doc. No. 13101345.
  • Updated Facts on ICE’s 287(g) Program (Updated 10/23/13)(555 KB - 10/23/2013)
    ICE issued a fact sheet on the 287(g) program. The document states that the OIG report published in March 2010 does not reflect the current 287(g) program.
    AILA Doc. No. 10041362.
  • DSO Pleads Guilty to Foreign Student Visa Fraud Scheme(116 KB - 8/29/2013)
    ICE news release that Manamadurai Somalingam pleaded guilty to a foreign student visa fraud scheme between March 2011 and May 2012, taking place while he was the owner and the primary designated school official (DSO) of PC Tech Learning school with campuses in Iselin and Jersey City.
    AILA Doc. No. 13082942.
  • ICE Detainee From Honduras Passes Away While in Custody(553 KB - 8/2/2013)
    ICE press release on the death of a 50-year old Honduran national who suffered a stroke and passed away while in ICE custody.
    AILA Doc. No. 13080251.
  • Imposter Attorney Ordered to Pay $100,000 to Latest Victims of Immigration Scam(555 KB - 8/1/2013)
    ICE press release on fraudulent attorney who was ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution to the victims of her latest immigration fraud scheme, who she defrauded while out on bail for a previous case of immigration fraud.
    AILA Doc. No. 13080142.
  • Former NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Immigrants(553 KB - 7/18/2013)
    ICE news release that a former NYPD officer pleaded guilty to conning immigrants seeking driver’s licenses and immigration assistance between October 2010 and August 2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071842.
  • ICE Office of Principal Legal Advisor Organizational Chart(153 KB - 6/21/2013)
    ICE Office of Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) organizational chart dated March 2013.
  • U.S. and Mexico Resume Interior Repatriation Initiative(120 KB - 7/11/2013)
    ICE press release announcing that the U.S. and Mexico have resumed the Interior Repatriation Initiative, a joint agreement between the two governments, to return Mexican nationals to the interior of Mexico.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071159.
  • ICE Director John Morton to Leave DHS(555 KB - 6/17/2013)
    ICE informed AILA that ICE Director John Morton announced he will leave the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the end of July.
    AILA Doc. No. 13061746.
  • ERO Community Outreach Field Contact Information (Updated 6/14/13) (6/14/2013)
    ICE has updated the ERO Public Advocate website to include an interactive map that provides contact information for 24 ERO Public Advocate Liaisons in locations around the country, as well as contact information for the Public Advocate at ICE Headquarters.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032160.
  • HSI & Treasury Department Sanction Six Major Members of MS-13 Gang(690 KB - 6/5/2013)
    ICE press release announcing that the Treasury Department and ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) designated six members of the notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) pursuant to Executive Order 13581, which targets transnational criminal organizations and their supporters.
    AILA Doc. No. 13060547.
  • Maryland Attorney & Four Clients Indicted for Conspiracy to Bribe Immigration Official(594 KB - 5/23/2013)
    ICE press release announcing the indictment of a Maryland attorney and four of his clients in connection with a conspiracy to bribe an immigration official in order to obtain lawful permanent residence, employment authorization documents and green cards.
    AILA Doc. No. 13052340.
  • ICE Arrests Former Customs Inspector for Selling Fake Documents(594 KB - 5/16/2013)
    ICE press release announcing the arrest of a former U.S. Customs inspector who was involved in selling counterfeit immigration documents, including employment authorization cards and B-1/B-2 non-immigrant visitor visas defrauding more than 50 people out of about $100,000. AILA Doc. No. 13051656.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051656.
  • Two Siblings in California Sentenced for Running Fraudulent Document Ring(591 KB - 5/15/2013)
    ICE press release announcing that two undocumented siblings from Mexico were sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for conspiring to produce and sell false alien registration cards and Social Security cards. AILA Doc. No. 13051552.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051552.
  • Five People Indicted for Immigration Fraud Scheme for Bribing DHS Personnel(604 KB - 5/9/2013)
    ICE press release on grand jury indictment against a DHS special agent, a former immigration officer and three other individuals who allegedly participated in a long-running immigration fraud scheme that was fueled by official corruption and bribery. AILA Doc. No. 13050941.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050941.
  • ICE Detainee Dies at Arizona Detention Facility(591 KB - 5/7/2013)
    ICE press release on death of 40-year-old Guatemalan man of an apparent suicide at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona. He is the fifth detainee to die in ICE custody in FY2013. AILA Doc. No. 13050751.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050751.
  • Missouri Attorney Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Marriage Fraud(592 KB - 5/1/2013)
    ICE press release announcing that a Missouri attorney was indicted for conspiracy to commit marriage fraud when he enlisted a U.S. citizen to marry a female Ukrainian national so that she could illegally obtain an immigration benefit and remain in the United States. AILA Doc. No. 13050155.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050155.
  • ICE Detainee Dies at Arizona Detention Facility(588 KB - 5/1/2013)
    ICE press release on death of 24-year-old woman of an apparent suicide at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona. She is the fourth detainee to die in ICE custody in FY2013. AILA Doc. No. 13050141.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050141.
  • ICE Detainee Dies at Texas Hospital(586 KB - 4/30/2013)
    ICE press release on death of 51-year-old Czech national who died at Haskell Memorial Hospital in Texas due to heart failure, based on a preliminary determination. AILA Doc. No. 13043059.
    AILA Doc. No. 13043059.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Operator of Pennsylvania Employment Business(584 KB - 4/29/2013)
    ICE press release announcing prison sentence for Pennsylvania man who engaged in a conspiracy to promote and conceal the profits of a temporary Pennsylvania employment agency which recruited, employed, and transported a work force of undocumented workers. AILA Doc. No. 13042940.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042940.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Leaders of Document Mill in Baltimore(594 KB - 4/25/2013)
    ICE press release announcing prison sentence for nine defendants for conspiring to operate a document mill in Baltimore and selling thousands of fraudulent government identification documents manufactured as part of the conspiracy. AILA Doc. No. 13042541.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042541.
  • ICE Detainee Murdered at Puerto Rico Detention Facility(584 KB - 4/9/2013)
    ICE press release on death of 51-year-old man from British Virgin Islands who was allegedly stabbed to death by other inmates while in custody at a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility in Puerto Rico. He is the third detainee to die in ICE custody in FY2013. AILA Doc. No. 13040970.
    AILA Doc. No. 13040970.
  • Kansas Construction Company Owners Indicted for Harboring Undocumented Workers(598 KB - 4/3/2013)
    ICE press release about Kansas company who were responsible for hiring undocumented workers to lower the company's operating costs. The wages the company paid did not include the employer's share of Social Security payments, workers compensation and more. AILA Doc. No. 13040346.
    AILA Doc. No. 13040346.
  • Two Maryland Men Indicted for Manufacturing Fake Identification Documents(590 KB - 3/29/2013)
    ICE press release announcing the indictment of two men in Maryland for manufacturing documents, including permanent resident cards and social security cards, which they then sold to customers. AILA Doc. No. 13032940.
    AILA Doc. No. 13032940.
  • IT Company President Pleads Guilty in H-1B Visa Fraud Scheme (3/28/2013)
    Official documents pertaining to an Indian national who pled guilty to five federal charges ranging from conspiracy to violate U.S. laws to money laundering conspiracy for his participation in a fraudulent scheme to obtain false H-1B immigration visas for foreign workers. AILA Doc. No. 13032847.
    AILA Doc. No. 13032847.
  • ICE Announces Sentencing for Large Scale Counterfeit Document Mill Operators(593 KB - 3/26/2013)
    ICE press release announcing prison sentence for two Mexican nationals who produced counterfeit documents included "green cards," Social Security cards and driver's licenses from multiple states, including Nevada, Virginia, Colorado and Texas. AILA Doc. No. 13032649.
    AILA Doc. No. 13032649.
  • Indian National Pleads Guilty in H-1B Visa Fraud Scheme(594 KB - 3/22/2013)
    ICE press release announcing that an Indian national pleaded guilty to five federal charges ranging from conspiracy to violate U.S. laws to money laundering conspiracy for his participation in a fraudulent scheme to obtain false H-1B immigration visas for foreign workers. AILA Doc. No. 13032251.
    AILA Doc. No. 13032251.
  • California Immigration Consultant Pleads Guilty to Marriage Fraud Scheme(550 KB - 3/8/2013)
    ICE press release announcing that a California immigration consultant pled guilty to overseeing an elaborate scheme involving foreign nationals from Eastern Europe and Russia who paid up to five-figure fees to enter into sham marriages with locally recruited U.S. citizens. AILA Doc. No. 13030846.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030846.
  • Three Men Convicted of Racketeering Involving Chicago False ID Document Ring(546 KB - 3/7/2013)
    ICE press release announcing convictions of 3 Illinois men for racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, and other crimes related to selling of as many as 100 sets of fraudulent identification documents, like green cards, social security cards and more each day. AILA Doc. No. 13030742.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030742.
  • ICE Public Advocate Voice Newsletter, February 2013 (Issue 4)(1395 KB - 2/20/2013)
    ICE February 2013 Public Advocate Voice newsletter on ICE detainer policy reform, sexual assault awareness posters, community outreach and more. AILA Doc. No. 13022056.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022056.
  • Florida Man Sentenced to 2 Years for Selling Fake Identity Documents(537 KB - 2/19/2013)
    ICE press release announcing a 24 month sentence for a Florida man who committed immigration document fraud by selling counterfeit documents, including driver's licenses, Social Security cards & permanent resident alien cards to a confidential informant on several occasions. AILA Doc. No. 13021940.
    AILA Doc. No. 13021940.
  • Two Citizens in Illinois Indicted for Marriage Fraud Conspiracy(542 KB - 2/12/2013)
    ICE press release announcing that two U.S. citizens in Chicago were indicted for conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, marriage fraud and visa fraud. An immigration consulting business owned by one of them was also charged with obstructing justice. AILA Doc. No. 13021243.
    AILA Doc. No. 13021243.
  • ICE Fines 10 California Companies for Hiring Unlawful Employees(548 KB - 2/6/2013)
    ICE press release announcing that ten San Diego, California area companies were fined over $173,000 for hiring violations when it audited these employers' Form I-9s, the document businesses use to verify an employee's eligibility to work. AILA Doc. No. 13020641.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020641.
  • SEVP Spotlight Newsletter, January 2013 (Vol. 3, Issue 1)(1692 KB - 2/4/2013)
    January 2013 quarterly newsletter called ‘SEVP Spotlight’ announcing updates to their Study in the States program and more new developments. AILA Doc. No. 13020441.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020441.
  • Wisconsin Religious Leader Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Religious Worker Visa Fraud(544 KB - 1/24/2013)
    ICE press release announcing the prison sentence of a religious leader from India who fraudulently obtained religious worker (R-1) visas for Indian nationals who had no intention of becoming religious leaders in exchange for substantial cash payments. AILA Doc. No. 13012449.
    AILA Doc. No. 13012449.
  • SEVP Conference Overview for Spring 2013(986 KB - 1/23/2013)
    ICE Spring 2013 SEVP Conference Overview newsletter outlining upcoming changes within the SEVP program towards greater efficiency, including information on Form I-17 updates, Study in the States program, and more. AILA Doc. No. 13012350.
    AILA Doc. No. 13012350.
  • Canadian Talent Consultant Charged in Visa Scam Involving Aspiring Foreign Actors(543 KB - 1/14/2013)
    ICE press release on Canadian national who faces multiple criminal charges for allegedly cheating his foreign actor clients by charging them approximately $5,000 each to assist them in procuring an O-1 visa and also for practicing law without a license. AILA Doc. No. 13011440.
    AILA Doc. No. 13011440.
  • Fugitive Utah Attorney Accused in H-2B Visa Fraud Case Captured by ICE(546 KB - 1/10/2013)
    ICE press release announcing that a Utah immigration attorney who fled following his 2009 indictment on alien smuggling and H-2B visa fraud charges has been captured trying to re-enter the United States. AILA Doc. No. 13011048.
    AILA Doc. No. 13011048.
 
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