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  • ICE Arrests 1,282 Foreign Nationals at Large Meat Processing Company(53 KB - 12/13/2006)
    On December 13, 2006, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it arrested 1,282 foreign nationals employed at Swift and Company, one of the nation’s largest processors of fresh pork and beef. A fact sheet accompanies the press release. AILA Doc. NO. 06121379.
    AILA Doc. No. 06121379.
  • ICE Provides $2.5 million to PA Law Enforcement Agencies for Role in ICE Investigation(447 KB - 8/16/2006)
    Two Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies received more than $2.5 million from ICE, for their assistance in the investigation of alleged hiring of undocumented workers by independent contractors who provided cleaning services to Wal-Mart from 1998 to 2003. AILA Doc. No. 06081663.
    AILA Doc. No. 06081663.
  • ICE & U.S. Army Worksite Enforcement Operation Results in the Apprehension of 58 People at Ft. Bragg (7/19/2006)
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Fort Bragg’s Directorate of Security and Emergency Services conducted a worksite enforcement operation, which resulted in the apprehension of 58 people with allegedly false or fraudulently obtained identification. AILA Doc. No. 06071964.
    AILA Doc. No. 06071964.
  • ICE’s “Operation Return to Sender” Results in the Apprehension of 127 People in Oklahoma (7/19/2006)
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that ICE agents and officers apprehended 127 individuals as part of a four-day, state-wide interior immigration enforcement operation that began last Wednesday. On July 12, 2006, ICE arrested 46 Mexican foreign nationals and deported them the same day. An additional 81 arrests followed. AILA Doc. No. 06071861.
    AILA Doc. No. 06071961.
  • ICE Concludes “Operation Return to Sender” After Apprehending Over 2,100 Immigrants (6/14/2006)
    Assistant Secretary Julie Myers announced that ICE agents have apprehended over 2,179 “criminal aliens, illegal alien gang members, fugitive aliens, and other immigration status violators” as part of a nationwide interior immigration enforcement operation that began on May 26 and ended on June 13. AILA Doc. No. 06061465.
    AILA Doc. No. 06061465.
  • ICE Opens Detention Center for Families(35 KB - 5/16/2006)
    ICE announces the opening of a detention facility for families, and notes its intention to subject families to expedited removal. AILA Doc. No. 06051663.
    AILA Doc. No. 06051663.
  • ICE Press Release Announcing Arrest of Construction Supervisors on Harboring Charges(39 KB - 5/10/2006)
    Department of Homeland Security press release reporting the announcement by Assistant Secretary Julie L. Myers of the arrest of four construction supervisors in Kentucky on charges of “aiding and abetting” and harboring “for commercial advantage or private financial gain.” Also arrested were 76 alleged undocumented workers. AILA Doc. No. 06051069.
    AILA Doc. No. 06051069.
  • US ICE Publishes New Organizational Chart(95 KB - 2/27/2006)
    US ICE Organizational Chart as of January 2006. AILA Doc. No. 06022760.
    AILA Doc. No. 06022760.
  • Julie Myers Receives Recess Appointment as Head of ICE(15 KB - 1/6/2006)
    President Bush has appointed Julie Myers as Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Because the appointment was made during the Congressional recess, it takes effect without Senate confirmation. Her nomination had been stalled in the Senate. AILA Doc. No. 06010660.
    AILA Doc. No. 06010660.