Friday Five

FridayFive
week of November 15, 2019

A weekly compilation of engaging digital content.

ICE HSI opens Angel Watch Center to combat child sex tourism, announces FY19 child exploitation investigative results

Combating Child ExploitationICE HSI opens Angel Watch Center to combat child sex tourism, announces FY19 child exploitation investigative results

HSI partnering with CBP and the U.S. Marshals to proactively identify & target convicted child sex offenders who travel to foreign countries

On Thursday, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at HSI’s new Angel Watch Center in Fairfax, Virginia. As part of the ceremony, ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence explained that HSI special agents initiated more than 4,200 child exploitation cases in fiscal year 2019, resulting in approximately 3,771 criminal arrests, an increase of 18 percent compared to fiscal year 2018. Learn more

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Law enforcement partnership removes convicted child molester from community

Enforcement & RemovalLaw enforcement partnership removes convicted child molester from community

When law enforcement works together, the public is safer

When law enforcement agencies cooperate with immigration detainers instead of releasing serious criminal offenders onto the streets, both local and federal law enforcement can better protect the public, while at the same time, carry out their missions more safely, effectively and efficiently. The recent arrest of a convicted child molester and repeat immigration offender is a testament to why cooperative law enforcement is critical to public safety. Read more

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ICE ERO is hiring deportation officers

Work for ICEICE ERO is hiring deportation officers

As a deportation officer with ERO, you will uphold U.S. immigration law at, within, and beyond our borders

ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) is hiring Deportation Officers in multiple cities in the United States. 

Interested? Learn more and apply on USAJOBS.

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Washington law enforcement agencies receive $163,500 in forfeiture from regional drug trafficking prosecution

NarcoticsWashington law enforcement agencies receive $163,500 in forfeiture from regional drug trafficking prosecution

HSI investigates narcotics smuggling organizations and the methods utilized to smuggle contraband across U.S. borders

The drug trafficking organization was the main supplier of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana to the Rocky Boy’s and Fort Belknap Indian reservations in Montana. The investigation and law enforcement action began in 2015, with indictments issued and defendants arrested in 2016. The last of 11 defendants was sentenced in late 2018, and the final assets forfeited were liquidated in 2019. All of the defendants were prosecuted in Washington. Read more

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ICE arrests Jamaican national with pending attempted murder charges, multiple detainer releases

Enforcement & RemovalICE arrests Jamaican national with pending attempted murder charges, multiple detainer releases

When law enforcement agencies don’t honor ICE detainers, these individuals, who often have significant criminal histories, are released onto the street

ERO deportation officers arrested Irvin Acaphelus Cespedes, an illegally present Jamaican national who has pending attempted murder charges. He was released three times between April and October 2019 from local law enforcement custody with an active detainer because of New York City’s sanctuary policies. Read more

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/15/2019