Friday Five

FridayFive
week of October 11, 2019

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ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence discusses state and local cooperation and the Gonzalez decision

StatementICE Acting Director Matthew Albence discusses state and local cooperation and the Gonzalez decision

The public is safer when law enforcement agencies can work together

On Thursday, ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence participated in a press briefing at the White House. During his remarks, Acting Director Albence stated, "Our commitment to justice is fundamental. The rule of law is a critical component of our democracy, but a recent ruling handed down by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California holds ICE to a different standard for lawful cooperation and will hinder our ability to faithfully carry out our Congressionally-mandated mission."

Read his remarks or read the full transcript

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ERO | Mexican man who allegedly threatened to shoot ICE officers arrested

EROMexican man who allegedly threatened to shoot ICE officers arrested

Cesar Diaz-Rodriguez, 30, illegally entered the U.S. at least five times

Deportation officers with ERO Houston arrested a Mexican man on Oct. 8 for illegally reentering the U.S. Cesar Diaz-Rodriguez had previously been removed from the U.S. four times. ICE received anonymous tips through the ICE tipline that Diaz-Rodriguez had threatened to shoot ICE officers. Read more

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Cultural Property | Ancient Cambodian artifact seized from Bay Area auction house

Cultural PropertyAncient Cambodian artifact seized from Bay Area auction house

Sandstone sculpture dates back to 921-945 AD

HSI special agents from San Francisco and New York seized an ancient Cambodian sculpture valued at $350,000 on Sept. 12. Originally purchased by a private collector in California, the statue was discovered for sale at a prominent San Francisco auction house. It will be returned to the Cambodian people at the conclusion of the investigation. Read more

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Work for ICE | ICE is hiring public affairs specialists

Work for ICEICE is hiring public affairs specialists

Vacancies across the U.S.

ICE's Office of Public Affairs is hiring public affairs specialists in Sacramento, San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York City. 

To learn more and apply, visit USAJOBS. 

Don't want to miss another job announcement? Follow us on Twitter at @ICEgov and @ICEgovCareers, or on LinkedIn

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Child exploitation | Texas businessman convicted of sex trafficking a minor

Child exploitationTexas businessman convicted of sex trafficking a minor

David Wills, 67, faces up to life in prison

Following an investigation by HSI and others, a Southeast Texas businessman was convicted Oct. 8 of sex trafficking a minor female and related charges. Aquaculture company owner David Wills conspired with another individual to traffic the young girl when she was only 10 year old. Read more

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/11/2019