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12/13/2013

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013 – 10 years and 10 months

In recognition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) 10 year anniversary in March 2013, we presented a series of stories, images and a timeline to highlight our accomplishments and give a broad look at our proud history, as well as to educate the American public about our agency. In this last month of the celebration, instead of looking back, we look forward. Full Story

Dec. 12, 2013 – Oregon couple arrested after nationwide child exploitation alert sentenced

A Salem couple arrested last year after a nationwide alert by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seeking an unknown "Jane Doe" child pornographer, were sentenced this month to federal prison. Full Story

Dec. 10, 2013 – HSI Birmingham seizes $387,000 from bus bound for Mexico

HSI seized nearly $387,000 from three Mexican nationals in Cuba, Ala., Dec. 8, following the traffic stop of a passenger bus bound for Mexico. Full Story

Dec. 10, 2013 – British nationals plead guilty to terrorism-related charges after federal probe

Two British nationals pleaded guilty Dec. 10 in New Haven federal court to conspiring to provide and providing material support, including funds, personnel and physical items, to terrorists. The pleas follow an investigation by HSI and the FBI. Full Story

Dec. 13, 2013 – Ohio restaurant owners, managers indicted for hiring illegal workers

A federal grand jury returned a 23-count indictment charging six people for their roles in a conspiracy to hire illegal workers at a chain of restaurants in Stark and Summit counties and pay them less than minimum wage and sometimes only in tips. Full Story