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12/21/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Dec. 21, 2012

Dec. 21, 2012 – HSI's national search for 'Jane Doe' ends with arrest of Florida woman

The nationwide search for a "Jane Doe" suspected child pornographer, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, ended with the arrest of an Okaloosa County, Fla., woman on federal charges for child pornography production. Full Story

Dec. 21, 2012 – FY 2012: ICE announces year-end removal numbers, highlights focus on key priorities and issues new national detainer guidance to further focus resources

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton today announced the agency's fiscal year (FY) 2012 year-end removal numbers, highlighting trends that underscore the administration's focus on removing from the country convicted criminals and other individuals that fall into priority areas for enforcement. To further focus ICE resources on the most serious criminal offenders, ICE today also issued new national detainer guidance. Full Story

Dec. 20, 2012 – Former HSI special agent new Interpol Washington director

Shawn A. Bray, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was sworn in today by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole to be the new director of Interpol Washington. Interpol Washington, the U.S. National Central Bureau, is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice and is co-managed by DHS. Full Story

Dec. 19, 2012 – Arkansas man sentenced to 60 years for child pornography production

An Arkansas man was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison Tuesday for production of child pornography, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, the Arkansas State Police and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. Full Story

Dec. 20, 2012 – Houston HSI seizes 89 websites selling counterfeit goods

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations announced Thursday that it seized 89 website domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise to unsuspecting consumers. Full Story