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10/29/2010

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Oct. 29, 2010

Oct. 28, 2010 - 7 arrested on charges of selling fake IDs in Chicago's 'Little Village'

Jorge Castillo and Jorge Castillo-Arroyo, a father and son, purportedly led an operation that manufactured and sold false identification to individuals on the streets of Chicago. A nearly two year U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigation led to the arrest of these individuals and five more on Oct. 28. Full Story

Oct. 27, 2010 - ER doctor sentenced to 5 years following child pornography charges

ICE HSI agents confiscated hundreds of images and videos of child pornography from a traveling emergency room doctor's laptop back in February 2010. This week, David Thorson was sentenced to five years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Full story

Oct. 27, 2010 - Boulder man pleads guilty in connection with a human trafficking prosecution for harboring illegal aliens and tax-related charges

From 2001 to 2008, Opas Sinprasong sponsored Thai nationals' admission to the U.S. as specialty workers for his restaurants at a cost of $4,500 to upwards of $22,000. He then forced the employees to work overtime without compensation and failed to report wages to the Internal Revenue Service. Full story

Oct. 26, 2010 - All Arizona counties to benefit from ICE strategy to use biometrics to identify and remove aliens convicted of a crime

All counties in Arizona have activated ICE's Secure Communities program. The program cross-references fingerprints of individuals in custody of local law enforcement against immigration databases maintained by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of US-VISIT. ICE uses the information to identify and remove aliens convicted of crimes. Across the nation, 746 jurisdictions have activated the program. Full story

Oct. 26, 2010 - ICE launches revamped ICE.gov website

ICE.gov features the latest ICE news, program information and an enhanced media/image gallery. It also includes enhanced functionality that enables visitors to bookmark and share articles, locate detainees and report crimes. Full story