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  • ICE Issues New Detainer Form(605 KB - 12/29/2011)
    ICE press release issuing a new detainer form and announcing the launch of a hotline for detained individuals who believe they are U.S. citizens or victims of a crime, along with a copy of the new detainer form. AILA Doc. No. 11122965.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122965.
  • ICE Announces $400,000 in Fines for San Diego-area Bakery(52 KB - 12/29/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that the owner of The French Gourmet, Inc. – restaurant, bakery and catering business in La Jolla, CA – was sentenced to five years of probation and held liable for $396,574 in fines for hiring undocumented immigrants between 2005 and 2008. AILA Doc. No. 11122962.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122962.
  • ICE Releases List of Detainee Deaths from October 2003 to October 2011(128 KB - 12/23/2011)
    A list of detainee deaths from October 2003 through October 2011 posted in the ICE FOIA Reading Room. According to the list, 126 people died in ICE custody during that period. AILA Doc. No. 11122329.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122329.
  • Mexican National Dies While in ICE Custody(46 KB - 12/20/2011)
    ICE press release on the death of a Mexican national while in the custody of ICE. Preliminary medical report indicates the cause of death was cardiac pulmonary arrest. AILA Doc. No. 11122060.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122060.
  • ICE Announces Sentence for Virginia Woman for Student Visa Scam(50 KB - 12/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Virginia woman was sentenced to six years for operating a business that fraudulently purported to assist individuals in obtaining student visas. AILA Doc. No. 11121363.
    AILA Doc. No. 11121363.
  • ICE Listing of Secure Communities Activated Jurisdictions (Updated 12/7/11) (12/7/2011)
    As of 12/6/11, ICE has activated the Secure Communities biometric information sharing capability in 1,882 jurisdictions in 44 states and territories. AILA Doc. No. 11011432.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011432.
  • ICE Announces $200,000 in Fines for Michigan Dairy Farm(49 KB - 11/14/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that the owners of Aquila Farms, LLC were sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay fines totaling $234,000 for hiring undocumented immigrants, who constituted almost 75% of its workforce between 2000 and 2007. AILA Doc. No. 11111464.
    AILA Doc. No. 11111464.
  • ICE Announces Guilty Plea in Federal Court Following Worksite Investigation(48 KB - 11/3/2011)
    ICE news release announcing a plea agreement after the head of an AZ drywall company admitted to conspiring to harbor undocumented individuals for profit and hiring unauthorized workers. The company also pleaded guilty to unlawful employment of undocumented workers. AILA Doc. No. 11110361.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110361.
  • Mexican National Passes Away While in ICE Custody(46 KB - 11/1/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Pablo Gracida-Conte, a Mexican man who was being detained at the Eloy Detention Facility, passed away at the Univ. of AZ Medical Center where he was taken for medical stabilization after complaining of shortness of breath and dizziness. AILA Doc. No. 11110164.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110164.
  • ICE Announces $2.16 Million in IFCO Forfeiture Distributed to NY State Police(57 KB - 10/28/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that it distributed $2.16 million of forfeiture to New York law enforcement as part of a settlement with IFCO Systems North America for its corporate criminal liability for conduct associated with hiring and employing undocumented workers. AILA Doc. No. 11102861.
    AILA Doc. No. 11102861.
  • ICE Announces New Forensic Lab in Boston, MA(51 KB - 10/24/2011)
    ICE press release announcing a new forensic laboratory in Boston, MA to assist federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities in New England with a wide range of forensic investigative support in cases, including immigration violations and identify and benefit fraud. AILA Doc. No. 11102465.
    AILA Doc. No. 11102465.
  • ICE Releases Year-End FY2011 Removal Numbers(78 KB - 10/18/2011)
    ICE news release announcing that in FY2011, the agency removed 396,906 individuals. Of the total, nearly 55 percent of those removed were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors. According to the announcement, 90 percent of all ICE’s removals fell into a priority category. AILA Doc. No. 11101836.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101836.
  • ICE Publishes Inaugural Issue of SEVP Spotlight(774 KB - 10/13/2011)
    ICE SEVP inaugural issue of its official quarterly newsletter, the SEVP Spotlight, covering the launch of the DHS Study in the States initiative, an update on SEVIS II, information for DSOs on upcoming SEVP regulatory changes, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11101339.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101339.
  • ICE Announces the Passing of a Detained El Salvadoran National(46 KB - 10/11/2011)
    ICE news release announcing that Mauro Antonio Rivera-Romero, an El Salvadoran man who was being held at the El Paso Processing Center pending removal proceedings, passed away after going into cardiac arrest. He is the second individual to pass away in ICE custody in FY2012. AILA Doc. No. 11101167.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101167.
  • El Salvadoran Man in ICE Custody Passes Away at UVA Medical Center(46 KB - 10/4/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that an El Salvadoran national who was in custody at the Farmville Detention Center while going through removal proceedings passed away as an apparent result of liver failure. This is the first individual to pass away in ICE custody in FY 2012. AILA Doc. No. 11100460.
    AILA Doc. No. 11100460.
  • ICE Apprehends More than 2,900 Convicted Criminals in National Cross Check Operation(52 KB - 9/28/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that 2,901 individuals with prior criminal convictions were taken into custody during a seven-day targeted enforcement, or Cross Check, operation which was carried out across all 50 states and four U.S. territories. AILA Doc. No. 11092869.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092869.
  • ICE Adds Recertification Webinar to the SEVP Website (Updated 10/12/11) (10/12/2011)
    ICE SEVP has added a Recertification webinar on the recertification process, its common pitfalls, and helpful tips, to its website. A DMV and SSA Webinar on issues that nonimmigrants might have when applying for driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers also is available. AILA Doc. No. 11092065.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092065.
  • ICE Fact Sheet on Applying for Driver’s Licenses or State Identification Cards for F, M, or J Nonimmigrants(190 KB - 9/20/2011)
    ICE fact sheet with Q&As, known problem areas, and contact information to assist F, M, or J nonimmigrant visa holders (including both primary and dependent status holders) obtain driver’s licenses or state identification cards. AILA Doc. No. 11092064.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092064.
  • ICE Announces Charges in Large Scale L.A.-Area Asylum Fraud Scheme(77 KB - 9/16/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that the owner and an employee of New Arrival Immigration Service were charged with filing fraudulent asylum applications for Chinese clients claiming persecution based on their Christian beliefs. AILA Doc. No. 11091627.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091627.
  • ICE Announces Guilty Pleas for Five Senior Managers of IFCO Systems(111 KB - 9/16/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that five senior managers of IFCO pled guilty to hiring and employing unauthorized immigrants at IFCO plants nationwide between January 2003 and April 2006, when ICE conducted a worksite enforcement raid. AILA Doc. No. 11091625.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091625.
  • ICE Announces Federal Charges For Impersonating an ICE Officer(48 KB - 9/15/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Tommie Rand Pierce was arrested and charged with falsely assuming to be an ICE officer. The investigation has revealed more than 265 fraudulent immigration applications filed by Pierce and/or his assistants. AILA Doc. No. 11091564.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091564.
  • ICE Announces Substantial Prison Sentences for Two Men Who Illegally Re-Entered U.S. After Deportation(48 KB - 9/15/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that in two unrelated immigration cases, two men received substantial federal prison sentences following their convictions for illegally re-entering the U.S. after being previously deported. AILA Doc. No. 11091563.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091563.
  • Three Mexican Individuals Sentenced to Prison for Involvement in Human Trafficking Operation(46 KB - 9/9/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that three men were sentenced to prison in Mexico for their roles in a human trafficking ring that operated between Mexico and the U.S. The men also are required to forfeit more than $10 million in assets toward the victims’ compensation. AILA Doc. No. 11090963.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090963.
  • Mexican Woman Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Smuggle Cash in Teddy Bears(47 KB - 9/9/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Jeanette Barraza-Galindo, of Monterrey, Mexico, was sentenced to two years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle $277,556 in cash stuffed inside of teddy bears and pillows, from the U.S. into Mexico. AILA Doc. No. 11090962.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090962.
  • ICE Announces the Indictment of a Canadian Man for International Sex Tourism Charges(241 KB - 9/8/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a man from Quebec was indicted on charges of enticement of a minor, and traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. According to the announcement, the man allegedly traveled to PA to engage in sexual conduct with a minor. AILA Doc. No. 11090865.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090865.
  • Danish Man Enters Guilty Plea in Child Pornography Case(241 KB - 9/8/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a man from Denmark pleaded guilty in the Western Dist. of MO to charges of extortion, and producing and transporting child pornography. He was arrested in Aug. 2010 when he traveled to the U.S., and faces up to 30 years in prison. AILA Doc. No. 11090863.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090863.
  • L.A. Man Sentenced to Prison for Visa and Tax Fraud(49 KB - 9/6/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Samuel Klein, a Los Angeles tax preparer, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison after he admitted to orchestrating a visa and tax fraud scheme that involved filing fraudulent religious worker visa applications and false tax returns. AILA Doc. No. 11090661.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090661.
  • Three Additional Businesses Become IMAGE Participants in Puerto Rico(49 KB - 9/6/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that National Life Insurance, Industria Lechera de Puerto Rico, and Fondo para el Fomento de la Insdustria Lechera are the most recent businesses to become members of IMAGE, joining 10 other companies in Puerto Rico that belong to the program. AILA Doc. No. 11090660.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090660.
  • Owner of an Iowa Roofing Company Pleads Guilty to Harboring Undocumented Individuals(48 KB - 9/1/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Samira Zuniga, the owner Xtreme Construction, pleaded guilty in federal court to harboring and conspiring to harbor undocumented individuals who were arrested while working on a residential roofing job in April of 2011. AILA Doc. No. 11090163.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090163.
  • Attorney and Client Found Guilty in Immigration Fraud Case(48 KB - 8/31/2011)
    ICE news release announcing that Michael Choi, an attorney who is a naturalized citizen from Korea, and his client were convicted of conspiring to violate federal immigration laws. Choi was also convicted of making false statements to the government and tax evasion. AILA Doc. No. 11083161.
    AILA Doc. No. 11083161.
  • ICE FAQs on the Prioritization of Enforcement Efforts(69 KB - 8/30/2011)
    ICE FAQs on the Administration’s August 18, 2011 announcement regarding a new process to ensure that immigration enforcement resources are focused on high priority cases. AILA Doc. No. 11083064.
    AILA Doc. No. 11083064.
  • ICE Announces Fines and Probation in Worksite Enforcement Investigation(47 KB - 8/30/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Eurofresh, Inc., a large tomato producer in southern Arizona, was fined $600,000 and put on probation for a period of five years for knowingly hiring and continuing to employ unauthorized workers at the company between 2000 and 2006. AILA Doc. No. 11083060.
    AILA Doc. No. 11083060.
  • Washington Couple Sentenced for Hiring and Harboring an Undocumented Domestic Employee(239 KB - 8/24/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a northern Washington state couple was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to federal charges in connection with harboring and unlawfully employing an undocumented Filipino woman whom the couple hired to be their domestic servant. AILA Doc. No. 11082471.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082471.
  • Undocumented Nepali Man Convicted for Failure to Comply with Removal Order(46 KB - 8/23/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a citizen of Nepal was convicted on four counts of failing to comply with his order of removal. According to the announcement, the man attempted to thwart his removal by refusing to apply for a Nepali passport on four separate occasions. AILA Doc. No. 11082362.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082362.
  • NY Immigration Attorney and Two Others Arrested in Human Smuggling Case(49 KB - 8/19/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that NY immigration attorney Hak Tung Lam and two other individuals were charged with conspiracy to commit alien smuggling for their alleged facilitation of a human smuggling operation that brought hundreds of Chinese nationals into the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 11081961.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081961.
  • Iranian National Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Missile Components(241 KB - 8/17/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Davoud Baniameri, an Iranian national living in California, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for attempting to export missile parts and radio test sets to Iran, via the United Arab Emirates, without a license or approval from the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 11081764.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081764.
  • Guatemalan Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Human Smuggling Case(239 KB - 8/17/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that an undocumented man from Guatemala received 20 years in prison for his role in managing a human smuggling operation that used a drop house in Lancaster, CA, where smuggled individuals were held against their will and physically assaulted. AILA Doc. No. 11081763.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081763.
  • Former USCIS Supervisor Receives Five-Year Sentence for Fraud and Bribery Charges(49 KB - 8/15/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a former USCIS supervisor and his son were sentenced to 60 and 48 months in prison respectively, for conspiracy, bribery, and honest services wire fraud offenses. The former immigration services officer was also convicted of visa fraud. AILA Doc. No. 11081562.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081562.
  • Dominican National Sentenced for Identity Theft and Unlawful Re-Entry(47 KB - 8/12/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Dominican man received three years in jail plus supervised release for identity theft and falsely representing his citizenship, in addition to unlawfully re-entering the U.S. after he was removed in 2009 for a drug trafficking conviction. AILA Doc. No. 11081263.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081263.
  • ICE Announces Jail Sentence for Unlawfully Re-Entering the U.S.(48 KB - 8/8/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Mexican citizen, Rutilio Cabrera-Flores, was sentenced to 30 months in federal jail, plus an additional two years of supervised release, for unlawfully re-entering the U.S. following his removal to Mexico in 2009. AILA Doc. No. 11080864.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080864.
  • ICE Names Brock Nicholson as Atlanta Special Agent in Charge(52 KB - 8/5/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the selection of Brock Nicholson as special agent in charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Atlanta. As special agent in charge, Brock Nicholson supervises all of the ICE HSI operations in Georgia, as well as the Carolinas. AILA Doc. No. 11080562.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080562.
  • Four Individuals in Removal Proceedings Admit to Bribing ICE Official(50 KB - 8/5/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that four undocumented individuals who were subject to removal due to previous criminal convictions pleaded guilty in federal court to bribing an ICE Enforcement and Removal Assistant to alter their reporting requirements and criminal histories. AILA Doc. No. 11080560.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080560.
  • ICE Announces Sentencing of Iowa Couple Who Harbored Undocumented Individuals(242 KB - 8/3/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that an Iowa couple was sentenced to prison and made to forfeit assets for multiple crimes including tax evasion and health care fraud, as well as hiring and harboring undocumented individuals the couple employed to work in their restaurants. AILA Doc. No. 11080362.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080362.
  • ICE Alerts UNVA Students Pending Review of School's SEVP Certification(67 KB - 7/29/2011)
    ICE SEVP notice to alert nonimmigrant Univ. of N. VA (UNVA) students that on 7/28/11, SEVP served UNVA with a Notice of Intent to Withdraw (NOIW) the school’s SEVP-certification and SEVIS access, and to provide the students with guidance and information on their options. AILA Doc. No. 11072964.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072964.
  • ICE Announces Conviction of Salvadoran National for Sex Trafficking of a Child(50 KB - 7/29/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Jose Ciro Juarez-Santamaria, a Salvadoran national and MS-13 gang leader, was convicted of conspiracy, sex trafficking, and transportation of a minor for prostitution, for prostituting a 12-year-old female around the metropolitan D.C. area. AILA Doc. No. 11072963.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072963.
  • French Citizen Passes Away While in ICE Custody(46 KB - 7/29/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the death of 29-year-old Irene Bamenga, a French citizen and Angolan national who was being detained at the Albany County Jail in New York pending her removal to France. Bamenga was the ninth individual to pass away in ICE custody during FY2011. AILA Doc. No. 11072962.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072962.
  • ICE Announces 14-Defendant Federal Marriage Fraud Indictment(82 KB - 7/28/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a former immigration consultant and 13 others were indicted by a federal grand jury for their alleged participation in an immigration fraud scheme that involved arranging sham marriages to foreign nationals from Eastern Europe and Russia. AILA Doc. No. 11072833.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072833.
  • Two Individuals Sentenced For Their Roles in a Fraudulent Document Ring(78 KB - 7/28/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that two men received 42 and 43 months in prison for their roles in a fraudulent document trafficking organization based in Mexico, which operated 19 cells in 11 states and produced false identification cards for undocumented individuals. AILA Doc. No. 11072830.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072830.
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation Joins the ICE IMAGE Program(240 KB - 7/27/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Costco Wholesale Corporation became a member of the ICE IMAGE program, which is a voluntary program that provides businesses with the screening tools to help prevent the hiring of unauthorized workers. AILA Doc. No. 11072764.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072764.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Russian National in Export Smuggling Case(47 KB - 7/22/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Sergey Korznikov was sentenced to six months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to smuggle military equipment from the U.S. to Russia to be resold to individuals. His co-conspirator was sentenced to 32 months in prison and fined $10,000. AILA Doc. No. 11072271.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072271.
  • ICE Announces Guilty Plea for Falsifying Student Information(78 KB - 7/21/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a former university employee who reportedly made repeated false SEVIS entries as a DSO, pled guilty in federal court to concealing and shielding foreign college students who were in violation of the terms of their student visas. AILA Doc. No. 11072130.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072130.
  • ICE Announces Fines for Hiring Undocumented Employees(50 KB - 7/21/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that 14 New England companies have been fined in FY2011 after I-9 inspections uncovered various violations that enabled the companies to hire undocumented workers. AILA Doc. No. 11072167.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072167.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Harboring Undocumented Workers(48 KB - 7/15/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Mexican national was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for harboring undocumented individuals whom he employed to work at several of the Mexican restaurants that he owned across in NY, OH, PA, and WV. AILA Doc. No. 11071562.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071562.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Holding Smuggled Individuals Hostage(48 KB - 7/14/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Mexican national in Texas was sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison for his role in a May 2010 hostage-taking case that involved 10 undocumented individuals smuggled into the U.S. He faces removal after completing his sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11071461.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071461.
  • ICE Announces Sentence for Bringing Minor to U.S. for Illicit Sexual Activity(48 KB - 7/14/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a CA man was sentenced to 51 months in prison for traveling with the intent to engage in sexual activity with a Mexican minor. The man reportedly spent time with a 16-year-old girl in Mexico, and then paid a smuggler to bring her to the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 11071460.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071460.
  • ICE Announces that the U.S. and Mexico Resume MIRP for the Eighth Consecutive Summer(68 KB - 7/12/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the restart of the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP), which facilitates the voluntary return of Mexican nationals who are found to be in the Sonoran Desert region of Arizona unlawfully to their homes in the Mexican interior. AILA Doc. No. 11071262.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071262.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Three Additional Missouri Counties(51 KB - 7/8/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Callaway, Jefferson, and Johnson counties in Missouri. With the addition of these three counties, ICE is using this capability in 46 Missouri jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11070863.
    AILA Doc. No. 11070863.
  • ICE Announces Conviction for Mexican Man Who Misused a U.S. Citizen Passport(48 KB - 7/7/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Ramiro Ramirez-Macias was convicted of smuggling methamphetamine and misusing a U.S. citizen passport during his smuggling attempt. Ramirez-Macias was identified by a fingerprint database at the Port of Entry as a Mexican citizen. AILA Doc. No. 11070762.
    AILA Doc. No. 11070762.
  • ICE Announces Michigan Dairy Farmers Guilty of Employing Undocumented Individuals(47 KB - 6/30/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Michigan dairy farm and its two owners pleaded guilty to charges of employing 78 different undocumented individuals between 2000 and 2007, which represented 75% of their work force. AILA Doc. No. 11063060.
    AILA Doc. No. 11063060.
  • ICE Announces the Activation of Secure Communities in Four Additional Georgia Counties(78 KB - 6/22/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Coffee, Dougherty, Grady, and Jeff Davis counties. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these four additional counties, ICE is now using this capability in 38 Georgia jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11062236.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062236.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Four Additional Michigan Counties(78 KB - 6/22/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Bay, Lapeer, Midland, and Saginaw counties. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these four additional counties, ICE is now using this capability in 27 Michigan jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11062235.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062235.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Seven Additional Ohio Counties(78 KB - 6/22/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Auglaize, Carroll, Columbiana, Erie, Holmes, Medina, and Mercer counties. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these seven counties, ICE is now using this capability in 84 Ohio jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11062234.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062234.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in an Additional Alabama County(78 KB - 6/22/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of the Secure Communities program in DeKalb County, Alabama. With the expansion of Secure Communities to this additional county, ICE is now using this capability in 31 Alabama jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11062233.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062233.
  • ICE Announces the Arrest of More Than 2,400 Undocumented Individuals in Cross Check Operation(103 KB - 6/22/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that more than 2,400 undocumented individuals with prior criminal convictions were arrested in May 2011 as a result of a targeted Cross Check operation which was carried out across all 50 states over a seven-day period. AILA Doc. No. 11062232.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062232.
  • DHS Plan for State and Local Law Enforcement Secure Communities Trainings(468 KB - 6/17/2011)
    The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and ICE outline of the plan for a series of training /awareness briefings on the Secure Communities program designed for use by state and local law enforcement agency personnel during daily briefings. AILA Doc. No. 11061535.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061735.
  • CRCL/ICE Overview of Quarterly Statistical Monitoring of Secure Communities(312 KB - 6/17/2011)
    CRCL/ICE overview of the plan to analyze Secure Communities data on a quarterly basis beginning in June 2011, to identify law enforcement agencies that might be engaged in improper police practices. AILA Doc. No. 11061732.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061732.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Three Additional South Carolina Counties(46 KB - 6/17/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Clarendon, Fairfield and Lee counties. With the addition of these three counties, Secure Communities is now activated in 32 South Carolina jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11061762.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061762.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Five Additional Alabama Counties(46 KB - 6/17/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Lamar, Lawrence, Marengo, Marion and Monroe counties. With the addition of these five counties, Secure Communities is now activated in 30 Alabama jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11061761.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061761.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Four Additional Georgia Counties(78 KB - 6/15/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Clark, Habersham, Jackson and Pickens counties. With the addition of these four counties, Secure Communities is now activated in 34 Georgia jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11061533.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061533.
  • ICE Announces the Conviction of a Nigerian Woman in Labor Trafficking Case(101 KB - 6/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the conviction of Bidemi Bello, a citizen of Nigeria, for trafficking two women and forcing them to work as her nannies. The charges in the conviction include forced labor, labor trafficking, and document servitude, and alien harboring. AILA Doc. No. 11061334.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061334.
  • ICE Announces Sentence for Korean-Born Pastor Convicted of Visa Fraud(85 KB - 6/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that the owner and operator of the former California Union University was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to forfeit the property housing the former school as a result of his conviction for visa fraud and money laundering. AILA Doc. No. 11061333.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061333.
  • ICE Announces Eligibility of Certain Libyan Students for Employment Authorization(50 KB - 6/10/2011)
    ICE press release announcing employment authorization eligibility for certain F-1 Libyan students who have suffered severe economic hardship as a direct result of the civil unrest in Libya since February 2011. AILA Doc. No. 11061063.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061063.
  • ICE Fact Sheet on Employment Authorization Eligibility for Certain Libyan Students (6/10/2011)
    ICE fact sheet on employment authorization eligibility for certain F-1 Libyan students impacted by civil unrest in Libya. Topics include eligibility, minimum course load requirements, F-2 dependents, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11061062.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061062.
  • ICE Announces the Activation of Secure Communities Across Puerto Rico(50 KB - 6/10/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in all of Puerto Rico’s 37 jurisdictions. With the expansion of Secure Communities across Puerto Rico, ICE is now using this capability in 1,379 jurisdictions across 42 states and one U.S. territory. AILA Doc. No. 11061064.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061064.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Nine Additional Indiana Counties(50 KB - 6/9/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Delaware, Gibson, Greene, and Johnson counties. With the addition of these nine counties, Secure Communities is now activated in 43 Indiana jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11060963.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060963.
  • ICE Announces Sentence for Chinese National in Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals Trafficking Case(54 KB - 6/6/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Shengyang Zhou, a Chinese national, was sentenced to 87 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for trafficking in counterfeit versions of the weight-loss drug known as “Alli.” Zhou will be removed from the U.S. after his sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11060673.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060673.
  • ICE Announces Arrests in a Case Involving Alleged Document Fraud(48 KB - 6/3/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that 11 people have been arrested in Morgan County, CO, following a grand jury indictment that charges 20 people, including the 11 individuals who were arrested, with possessing or using false documents to unlawfully gain employment in the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 11060363.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060363.
  • ICE Announces Former Serbian Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Immigration Fraud(50 KB - 6/2/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Zeljko Zekic pleaded guilty to lying to federal immigration officials during his application for refugee status about his job and residence during the Bosnian War of 1992 to 1995. Zekic has been placed in removal proceedings. AILA Doc. No. 11060265.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060265.
  • ICE Announces Visa Fraud Conviction for Man who Lived in Rwanda during 1994 Genocide(48 KB - 6/2/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Kansas man, Lazare Kabaya Kobagaya, who previously resided in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, was convicted of visa fraud for lying about where he resided during that time period in order to gain entry into the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 11060264.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060264.
  • ICE Announces Charges against Florida Man Accused of Falsely Posing as an Immigration Attorney(47 KB - 5/31/2011)
    ICE press release announcing charges against Levy Garcia Crespo for allegedly making false statements in connection with purported immigration services. Crespo is accused of submitting fraudulent paperwork to USCIS and falsely representing himself as an immigration attorney. AILA Doc. No. 11053164.
    AILA Doc. No. 11053164.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Ten Additional Alabama Counties(241 KB - 5/25/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, Franklin, Jackson, Shelby, and Talladega counties. ICE is now using this capability in 25 Alabama jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11052563.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052563.
  • SEVP FAQs on Form I-17 (5/23/2011)
    ICE SEVP I-17 FAQs provide information for schools about SEVP certification, including background on SEVP and SEVIS, SEVP certification basics, an overview of the SEVP certification process, preparing the petition for SEVP certification, and preparing for a site visit. AILA Doc. No. 11052364.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052364.
  • ICE Announces First Iowa Business to Join IMAGE Program(58 KB - 5/19/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that West Liberty Foods LLC is the first business in the state of Iowa to become a member of the IMAGE program. IMAGE is a voluntary program that allows private industry to partner with ICE to help reduce unauthorized employment. AILA Doc. No. 11051961.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051961.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Mexican National in Human Smuggling Case(51 KB - 5/19/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Miguel Alvarado-Casas, a Mexican national unlawfully residing in Houston, TX, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy to transport undocumented individuals. He will be removed after completing his sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11051960.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051960.
  • ICE Announces Dominican Man Sentenced for Drug Smuggling Conviction(55 KB - 5/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Dominican national was sentenced to 286 months in federal prison for his role in smuggling cocaine and heroin through the Port of Savannah. He was previously removed from the U.S. and faces removal following his sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11051373.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051373.
  • ICE Announces Three Sentenced for the Making and Selling of Fraudulent ID Documents(48 KB - 5/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that three Mexican nationals were sentenced to federal prison for charges relating to the trafficking of identification documents and the possession of document-making implements. The three men will be removed following their sentences. AILA Doc. No. 11051365.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051365.
  • ICE Announces Expanded List of STEM-Designated Degree Programs(48 KB - 5/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the release of an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas to extend their post-graduate Optional Practical Training. AILA Doc. No. 11051366.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051366.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Six Additional Missouri Counties(50 KB - 5/12/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Barton, Cedar, Putnam, Saint Clair, Sullivan, and Vernon counties in Missouri. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these six counties, ICE is now using this capability in 41 Missouri jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11051263.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051263.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Two Additional Ohio Counties(50 KB - 5/12/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Stark and Tuscarawas counties in Ohio. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these two counties, ICE is now using this capability in 77 Ohio jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11051262.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051262.
  • ICE Announces New Special Agent in Charge of the HSI Office in St. Paul(49 KB - 5/12/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Director John Morton has named Michael Feinberg as special agent in charge of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office based in the Twin Cities. Feinberg will supervise special agents in 14 offices across MN, NE, IA, ND, and SD. AILA Doc. No. 11051261.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051261.
  • ICE Announces the Passing of an El Salvadoran National While in ICE Custody(46 KB - 5/5/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Miguel Hernandez, a 54-year-old El Salvadoran national, passed away at a Georgia medical center after collapsing at the North Georgia Detention Center. He was the eighth individual to pass away in ICE custody in FY 2011. AILA Doc. No. 11050564.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050564.
  • ICE Announces Sentence for Honduran Citizen with an Aggravated Criminal Conviction(46 KB - 5/5/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Erick Garcia-Sandobal, a Honduran citizen, was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for having an aggravated felony conviction and being in the U.S. without authorization after removal. AILA Doc. No. 11050562.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050562.
  • ICE Announces Indictment against TVU President for Student Visa Fraud Scheme(245 KB - 5/4/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the president of Tri-Valley University (TVU) was indicted for her alleged role in an F-1 visa fraud scheme. The alleged charges include visa fraud, making false statements to a government agency, and harboring undocumented individuals. AILA Doc. No. 11050463.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050463.
  • ICE Announces Two Men Sentenced for Holding Smuggled Individuals Hostage in Texas(50 KB - 4/28/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that two undocumented men living in Houston were each sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison for holding smuggled men and women hostage for ransom payments. Both men will be removed to Mexico after they complete their prison sentences. AILA Doc. No. 11042864.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042864.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence in Harboring and Money Laundering Conspiracy(51 KB - 4/28/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the owner of an employee leasing company was sentenced to 56 months in federal prison plus three years of supervised release for his role in a multi-state conspiracy to harbor undocumented individuals for commercial gain, and money laundering. AILA Doc. No. 11042863.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042863.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Impersonating ICE Officer(73 KB - 4/25/2011)
    ICE press release announcing a three-year prison sentence for Frank Salvador Solorza, a Bay area man convicted of attempting to extort money from six individuals while posing as a federal immigration officer. AILA Doc. No. 11042530.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042530.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Wicomico County, Maryland(78 KB - 4/21/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Wicomico County, Maryland. Nationwide, ICE is using this capability in 1,211 jurisdictions in 41 states. AILA Doc. No. 11042132.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042132.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Seven Additional Missouri Counties(96 KB - 4/20/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in seven additional Missouri counties. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these seven counties, ICE is using this capability in 35 Missouri jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11042031.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042031.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Virginia Korean Club Owners(96 KB - 4/19/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that the owner and madame of a Korean club in Falls Church, VA, were sentenced for conspiracy to harbor undocumented individuals, marriage fraud, and other charges. Both individuals will be removed from the U.S. after their prison sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11041945.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041945.
  • ICE Announces McDonalds Employees Indicted For Conspiring to Sell Stolen Identities(48 KB - 4/15/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that five McDonalds employees were indicted for conspiring to sell the stolen identities of U.S. citizens. AILA Doc. No. 11041567.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041567.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Seven Additional Michigan Counties(241 KB - 4/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties in Michigan. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these counties, this capability is now used in 14 Michigan jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11041365.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041365.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Three Additional Maryland Counties(242 KB - 4/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Alleghany, Garrett, and Washington counties in Maryland. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these three counties, this capability is now being used in 21 Maryland jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11041364.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041364.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Four Additional Ohio Counties(241 KB - 4/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Crawford, Miami, Shelby, and Wayne counties in Ohio. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these counties, this capability is now being used in 60 Ohio jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11041363.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041363.
  • ICE Announces Policy for Resumed Removals to Haiti(218 KB - 4/6/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that the agency is resuming the limited removal of convicted criminal Haitians with final orders of removal. At this time, ICE is not removing non-criminal Haitian nationals unless they are determined to be a significant national security threat. AILA Doc. No. 110406665.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040665.
  • ICE Announces Sentencing in Scheme to Recruit Undocumented Workers(49 KB - 4/4/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the owner of Lucky employment agency was sentenced to two years in prison, three years probation, and forfeiture of $5,200, for conspiring to transport and harbor undocumented workers. She is expected to be deported after completing her sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11040472.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040472.
  • ICE Announces Two Illinois Businesses Join the IMAGE Program(85 KB - 3/25/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Utility Concrete Products LLC and StormTrap LLC are the two most recent Illinois companies to become members of the IMAGE program, which provides businesses with screening tools to help prevent the hiring of unauthorized employees. AILA Doc. No. 11032539.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032539.
  • ICE Announces New Office in Northern Michigan(78 KB - 3/25/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that it opened a new permanent facility in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, MI, on 3/25/11, which will house both Enforcement Removal Operations as well as Homeland Security Investigations. AILA Doc. No. 11032538.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032538.
  • ICE Announces Anchorage Man Sentenced for Falsely Claiming U.S. Citizenship(77 KB - 3/25/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Alvaro Jimenez-Aguilar was sentenced to time served plus one year of supervised release for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen and filing a false Social Security application. He will be processed for removal. AILA Doc. No. 11032532.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032532.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Employing Undocumented Individuals(78 KB - 3/23/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Hua Huang was sentenced to 12 months in prison for charges related to transporting, harboring, and hiring undocumented individuals to work at the Chinese restaurant that she managed, as well as conspiring to commit visa fraud. AILA Doc. No. 11032330.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032330.
  • ICE Announces Death of a Bosnian National in ICE Custody(237 KB - 3/23/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Amra Miletic, a Bosnian national, passed away as the result of a heart attack. Miletic was a U.S. permanent resident in removal proceedings due to her criminal history. She is the seventh detainee to pass away in ICE custody in FY2011. AILA Doc. No. 11032360.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032360.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Leader of Human Smuggling Ring(50 KB - 3/22/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Eduardo Alvarez-Marquez was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for conspiracy to smuggle into the U.S. undocumented individuals previously convicted of aggravated felonies, and harboring an undocumented individual. AILA Doc. No. 11032265.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032265.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Unlawful Re-Entry(238 KB - 3/16/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Marlon Yobel Ruiz-Bardales, a Guatemalan national, was sentenced in Rhode Island to two years in federal prison for unlawfully re-entering the U.S. after he was previously deported.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031665.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Five Iowa Counties(95 KB - 3/9/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in five additional Iowa counties including Benton, Black Hawk, Johnson, Linn, and Woodbury. Secure Communities is now being used in eight Iowa jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11030923.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030923.
  • ICE Announces First Maine Business to Join IMAGE(76 KB - 3/9/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Whitney Wreath is the first business in Maine to join the IMAGE program. Whitney Wreath is one of the largest producers of fresh holiday wreaths and home decorations in the nation. AILA Doc. No. 11030922.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030922.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Hiring Undocumented Workers(92 KB - 3/9/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Rick Vartanian, president of Brownwood Furniture, a Rancho Cucamonga, CA furniture manufacturing business, was sentenced to 10 months for obstruction of justice, six months for continuing to employ undocumented workers, and a $15,000 fine. AILA Doc. No. 11030921.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030921.
  • ICE Announces New Mobile Website(89 KB - 3/8/2011)
    ICE press release announcing creation of new mobile ICE website. The mobile site includes five sections: latest news, law enforcement, detainee information, students, and careers. AILA Doc. No. 11030825.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030825.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Mexican National(75 KB - 3/4/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Frediberto Pineda was sentenced to 20 years in prison, and 10 years of supervised release, for drug possession charges, and unlawful re-entry to the U.S. after deportation. Pineda will be deported after serving his active sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11030438.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030438.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Visa Fraud(48 KB - 3/1/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Brahim Lajqi was sentenced to five years in prison, then three years of supervised release, for making false statements on immigration documents. Lajqi’s sentence was enhanced based on conduct indicating a desire to attack the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 11030176.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030176.
  • ICE Announces Death of Chinese National in ICE Custody(46 KB - 2/28/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the death of Qi Gen Guo, a Chinese national in ICE custody, who passed away at the Lock Haven Hospital in Lock Haven, PA, as the result of an apparent suicide. Qi Gen Guo is the sixth detainee to pass away in ICE custody in FY2011. AILA Doc. No. 11022863.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022863.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Hiring Undocumented Workers(48 KB - 2/28/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that the president of Anna II Inc., and Can Do It Inc., was sentenced to 18 months in prison for hiring undocumented employees to work at his Chicago-area staffing companies. AILA Doc. No. 11022862.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022862.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated Across California(54 KB - 2/25/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Alpine, Del Norte, Lassen, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these six counties, ICE is now using this capability in all 58 California jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11022566.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022566.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence in Immigration Fraud Conspiracy(48 KB - 2/22/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Syed Zaidi was sentenced to 26 months in prison for his role in an immigration fraud conspiracy that involved helping dozens of undocumented individuals file fraudulent applications with USCIS. AILA Doc. No. 11022263.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022263.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Three Georgia Counties(51 KB - 2/18/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Barrow, Newton, and Walton counties. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these three counties, ICE is now using this capability in 16 Georgia jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11021863.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021863.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in First Three Colorado Counties(52 KB - 2/17/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Arapahoe, Denver, and El Paso counties in Colorado. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these three counties, ICE is using this capability in 1049 jurisdictions in 39 states. AILA Doc. No. 11021765.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021765.
  • ICE Announces Secure Communities Activated in Santa Fe County, All New Mexico(243 KB - 2/16/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. With the expansion of Secure Communities to Santa Fe County, ICE is using this capability in all New Mexico jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11021668.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021668.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Unlawful Re-Entry(239 KB - 2/16/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Mexican national was sentenced to 57 months in prison for unlawfully re-entering the U.S. after being deported in 1994 following a felony conviction. Jesus Arturo Maciass-Nevarez will be deported again after he serves his current sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11021667.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021667.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Exploiting Workers and Harboring Undocumented Individuals(53 KB - 2/14/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Thai national on an E-2 Visa was sentenced to 366 days, and ordered to pay fines and restitution, for exploiting his Thai employees, harboring undocumented individuals, and failing to pay taxes. He will be deported following his sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11021463.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021463.
  • ICE Announces Conviction of Owners of Paso Hotel of Smuggling and Harboring Undocumented Individuals(49 KB - 2/11/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that the owner of the Gateway Hotel in Paso, Texas was convicted of conspiring to smuggle and harbor undocumented individuals for financial gain. AILA Doc. No. 11021164.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021164.
  • ICE Announces Results from Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats (ACTT)(66 KB - 2/11/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the results to date of ACTT. ACTT is a collaborative enforcement effort launched in September 2009 in Arizona and Mexico to combat individuals and criminal organizations that pose a threat to communities on both sides of the border. AILA Doc. No. 11021163.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021163.
  • ICE Announces Four Puerto Rican Businesses Join IMAGE Program(65 KB - 2/11/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that four Puerto Rican businesses join ICE’s IMAGE Program. There are now ten businesses in Puerto Rico using this program. AILA Doc. No. 11021162.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021162.
  • ICE Announces First New York Business to Join IMAGE Program(64 KB - 2/10/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that American Defense Systems, Inc. of Long Island, New York, is the first company in the state to join the IMAGE program, which provides businesses with screening tools to help prevent the hiring of unauthorized employees. AILA Doc. No. 11021063.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021063.
  • ICE Announces First Medical Center to Join IMAGE Program(51 KB - 2/10/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Saints Medical Center of Massachusetts is the first medical center in the country to become a member of the IMAGE program, which provides businesses with screening tools to help prevent the hiring of unauthorized employees. AILA Doc. No. 11021062.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021062.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Smuggling Deaths(64 KB - 2/10/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a male citizen of El Salvador was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a 2008 human smuggling operation that resulted in the death of three Mexican nationals. He will be subject to removal upon completion of his sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11021061.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021061.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Eight Missouri Counties(244 KB - 2/9/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is activated in Boone, Cape Girardeau, Cass, Cole, Dunklin, Jasper, Marion, and Saint Charles counties. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these counties, ICE is using this capability in 20 Missouri jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11020960.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020960.
  • ICE Notice to Former F-1 Students of Tri-Valley University(70 KB - 2/8/2011)
    ICE notice to former F-1 students of Tri-Valley University (TVU) that the records of all F-1 students enrolled at TVU as of 1/18/11 were terminated, and that those students should contact the SEVP Response Center. The notice includes contact and additional information. AILA Doc. No. 11020832.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020832.
  • ICE Promotes Human Trafficking Awareness with U.S. Attorney(52 KB - 2/3/2011)
    ICE press release announcing it held a joint event with the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York to promote awareness of human trafficking and forced labor, and to discuss unified enforcement efforts against criminal organizations that enslave innocent victims. AILA Doc. No. 11020370.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020370.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Six Northern California Counties(52 KB - 2/3/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the activation of Secure Communities in Inyo, Amador, Calaveras, Glenn, Modoc and San Benito counties. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these six counties, ICE is using this capability in 52 California jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11020367.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020367.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Two Maryland Counties(53 KB - 2/2/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Dorchester and Talbot counties. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these two counties, ICE is using this capability in nine Maryland jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11020271.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020271.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Two Ohio Counties(51 KB - 2/2/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Ashtabula and Jefferson counties. With the expansion of Secure Communities to these two counties, ICE is using this capability in 16 Ohio jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11020270.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020270.
  • ICE Announces Houston Woman Sentenced to Prison for Involvement in Human Smuggling Business(78 KB - 1/31/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Mary Jesse Cuadros was sentenced to 22 months imprisonment for conspiring to transport and harbor an undocumented Honduran national within the U.S., resulting in his death. AILA Doc. No. 11013132.
    AILA Doc. No. 11013132.
  • ICE Announces Attorney Indicted for Visa Fraud and Harboring Undocumented Individuals(240 KB - 1/27/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the indictment of an immigration attorney, Parmesh N. Dixit, of Alpharetta, Georgia, on charges of visa fraud, conspiracy, and harboring undocumented individuals for the purpose of private financial gain. AILA Doc. No. 11012762.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012762.
  • ICE Announces First Massachusetts Business to Join the IMAGE Program(243 KB - 1/26/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Aetna Fire Alarm Service Company, Inc. is the first Massachusetts business to become a member of the IMAGE program, which provides businesses with screening tools to help prevent the hiring of unauthorized employees. AILA Doc. No. 11012668.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012668.
  • ICE Announces Secure Communities Activated in Three Georgia Counties(245 KB - 1/26/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Henry, Rockdale, and Spalding counties. With the expansion to these three counties, ICE is using this capability in 13 Georgia jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11012667.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012667.
  • ICE Announces Secure Communities Activated in Five Northern California Counties(244 KB - 1/26/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Colusa, Nevada, Plumas, Sutter, and Tehama counties. With the expansion to these five counties, ICE is using this capability in 46 California jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11012666.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012666.
  • ICE Announces Secure Communities Activated in Hardin County, Iowa(243 KB - 1/26/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Hardin County, Iowa. With the expansion of Secure Communities to Hardin County, ICE is now using this capability in three Iowa jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11012665.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012665.
  • ICE Announces Texas Truck Driver Re-Sentenced for Deaths of 19 Victims in 2003 Smuggling Operation(49 KB - 1/25/2011)
    ICE Press Release announcing that the driver of the truck used in a smuggling operation that resulted in the deaths of 19 foreign nationals in Victoria, TX, was re-sentenced to 33 years and nine months in federal prison for charges relating to the 19 deceased victims. AILA Doc. No. 11012561.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012561.
  • ICE Announces Rhode Island Man Sentenced for Posing as an Attorney and Federal Agent(57 KB - 1/24/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Audeliz Villegas was sentenced to six months in prison, three years supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution to two victims that he defrauded while posing as an immigration attorney and impersonating a federal immigration agent. AILA Doc. No. 11012467.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012467.
  • ICE Announces the Creation of an ECIC in Northern Virginia, and New IMAGE Partner(52 KB - 1/24/2011)
    ICE press release with an announcement by Director John Morton of the creation of an employment compliance inspection center (ECIC) in Crystal City, VA. The press release also announces that Tyson Foods, Inc. is now a member of the IMAGE program. AILA Doc. No. 11012465.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012465.
  • ICE Announces First Minnesota Business to Join the IMAGE Program(49 KB - 1/21/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Ryt-way Industries LLC is the first Minnesota business to become a member of the IMAGE program, which provides businesses with the screening tools to help prevent the hiring of unauthorized employees. AILA Doc. No. 11012165.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012165.
  • ICE Announces the Death of a Mexican National in ICE Custody(237 KB - 1/19/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the death of Juan Palomo-Rodriguez, 30, a Mexican national in ICE Custody. He passed away at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center as a result of natural causes. Rodriguez is the fourth detainee to pass away while in ICE custody in FY2011. AILA Doc. No. 11011972.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011972.
  • ICE Announces Secure Communities Activated in Athens County, Ohio(243 KB - 1/19/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities has been activated in Athens County, Ohio. With the expansion of Secure Communities to Athens County, ICE is now using this capability in 15 Ohio jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11011971.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011971.
  • ICE Announces the Distribution of Over $2.3 Million to State and Local Law Enforcement in New York(116 KB - 1/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing the distribution of more than $2.3 million to state and local law enforcement agencies in New York, forfeited by IFCO Systems North America, as a result of a settlement of IFCO’s liability associated with the employment of undocumented workers. AILA Doc. No. 11011342.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011342.
  • ICE Announces Secure Communities Activated in Saline County, Kansas(80 KB - 1/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Saline County, Kansas. With the expansion of Secure Communities to Saline County, ICE is now using this capability in two Kansas jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11011341.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011341.
  • ICE Announces Secure Communities Activated in All Wisconsin Counties(80 KB - 1/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in all 72 counties in Wisconsin. With the statewide expansion of Secure Communities to all Wisconsin counties, ICE is now using this capability in 969 jurisdictions across 37 states. AILA Doc. No. 11011340.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011340.
  • ICE Announces Secure Communities Leads to the Removal of 461 Convicted Criminals from Sacramento County, California(82 KB - 1/13/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that the activation of Secure Communities in Sacramento County a year ago has resulted in the removal of 461 convicted criminals from the U.S. Sacramento County is one of 41 California jurisdictions in which ICE has activated this capability. AILA Doc. No. 11011339.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011339.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Maryland Man Impersonating a Federal Immigration Agent(51 KB - 1/11/2011)
    ICE press release announcing eight year prison sentence for Robert Fred Mejia for conspiring to impersonate an ICE officer and other charges. As a result of the fraud, between 50 and 250 victims from the District of Columbia and Virginia lost between $400,000 and $1 million. AILA Doc. No. 11011173.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011173.
  • ICE Announces Sentencing for Indiana Restaurant Owner(46 KB - 1/11/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that the former owner of a Chinese restaurant in Indiana was sentenced in federal court to three years in prison for concealing undocumented employees and mail fraud. AILA Doc. No. 11011166.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011166.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for Jamaican Citizen in Florida(47 KB - 1/6/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a Jamaican man was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison for charges related to the false impersonation of a U.S. citizen and unlawfully returning to the U.S. after having been deported. AILA Doc. No. 11010665.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010665.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Pettis County, Missouri(243 KB - 1/5/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Pettis County, Missouri. With the expansion of Secure Communities to Pettis County, ICE is now using this capability in six Missouri jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11010561.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010561.
  • ICE Secure Communities Activated in Licking County, Ohio(243 KB - 1/5/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that Secure Communities is now activated in Licking County, Ohio. With the expansion of Secure Communities to Licking County, ICE is now using this capability in nine Ohio jurisdictions. AILA Doc. No. 11010560.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010560.
  • ICE Announces Prison Sentence for a Citizen of the Dominican Republic(47 KB - 1/3/2011)
    ICE press release announcing that a man from the Dominican Republic was sentenced to 25 months in prison for unlawfully returning to the U.S. after being deported. The man will be subject to removal proceedings after he completes his current sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11010362.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010362.