Document and Benefit Fraud
Fugitive Chinese national sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for his role in large-scale birth tourism and immigration fraud ring
06/30/2020
Los Angeles, CA
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Chao “Edwin” Chen (陈超), 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James V. Selna. Chen pleaded guilty in June 2016 to visa fraud, marriage fraud and filing a false tax return. Soon after pleading guilty, Chen fled to China and remains a fugitive.

Enforcement and Removal
ICE removes convicted alien smuggler wanted for homicide in Mexico
06/29/2020
Houston, TX
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Unlawfully present Mexican national Israel Calderon-Morales, 22, was escorted June 26 from the Coastal Bend Detention Center in Robstown, Texas, to the Laredo, Texas, Port-of-Entry where he was presented to Mexican law enforcement authorities.

Enforcement and Removal
ICE arrests undocumented Brazilian national with pending assault charges, released as a result of Westchester County’s Immigrant Protection Act
06/26/2020
New York, NY
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Das Neves, who illegally entered the U.S. at an undetermined time and location, also has a conviction in 2014 for disorderly conduct.

Enforcement and Removal
Honduran national last seen in Colorado now on ICE most wanted list
06/26/2020
Denver, CO
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Joe Toro-Zaldivar, 36, is a repeat immigration violator and citizen of Honduras in the United States illegally. He was charged by the Lake County Sheriff's Department with assault on a peace officer, strangulation, felony menacing with a weapon, disarming an officer, three charges of assault, criminal mischief and resisting arrest March 29, 2019.

Transnational Gangs
26 Trinitario gang members charged in Rikers Island stabbings, slashings and other violence
06/25/2020
New York, NY
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The 69-count indictment includes five counts of attempted gang assault in the first degree, 14 counts of attempted assault in the first degree, 31 counts of second-degree assault, two counts of Attempted Assault in the second degree, fourth and fifth-degree conspiracy, 16 counts of third-degree assault, and attempted assault in the third degree.

Child Exploitation
Luna Pixel
06/25/2020
Denver, CO
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Luna Pixel, a two-year-old Labrador Retriever is now assigned to the Colorado Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) task force.

Enforcement and Removal
ICE removes Canadian fugitive wanted for firearms violations
06/23/2020
New York, NY
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ICE ERO officers removed Luc Emond, 60, a Canadian citizen wanted in his home country for weapons violations.

Enforcement and Removal
Pedro Antonio Eguizabal Gonzalez, 45, is a Salvadoran national wanted by law enforcement authorities in his native country for kidnapping with aggravated circumstances, robbery and illegal association.
06/19/2020
Los Angeles, CA
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Pedro Antonio Eguizabal Gonzalez, 45, is a Salvadoran national wanted by law enforcement authorities in his native country for kidnapping with aggravated circumstances, robbery and illegal association.
Child Exploitation
New York man charged for traveling abroad for sex acts with minor
06/19/2020
New York, NY
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The indictment filed with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York charges Thomas Blaha, 64, with traveling to the Philippines with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, sexual exploitation of a child, distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

Child Exploitation
New ICE HSI PSA aims to help parents and educators combat youth exploitation online
06/15/2020
Washington, DC
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Project iGuardian shares information that can help keep children and teens protected from predators and settings online where they could be exploited sexually. The program is tailored to youth of all ages – from young children to teens – as well as parents and educators.  It’s designed to encourage smart online practices and provide safety tips, a number to call to report suspicious activity, and a website with links to more information and resources.

Narcotics
4 Mexican nationals charged with transporting more than 4,700 pounds of marijuana aboard panga boat to Santa Barbara county beach
06/12/2020
Los Angeles, CA
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The indictment returned this afternoon charges four men, all of Sinaloa, Mexico, with one count of possession with intent to distribute at least 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, a crime that carries a statutory maximum sentence of life imprisonment and mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison: Alejo Garcia-Moreno, 54; Benito Garcia-Moreno, 59, Alejo Garcia-Moreno’s brother; Mario Sainz-Aranzubia, 44, a cousin of Alejo and Benito Garcia-Moreno; and Benny Zazueta-Sainz, 28, Sainz-Aranzubia’s nephew.

Child Exploitation
Police: HSI
06/11/2020
New York, NY
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Jonathan Weiss, a/k/a "Ian_Jameson," is charged with communicating with three different underage victims online and directing them to take sexually explicit images and send them to Weiss.