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11/18/2016
Tampa, FL
Operational
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The purpose of the Teach-In is to encourage employees, businesses, community leaders, sports figures, local personalities, retirees, community volunteers and parents to become involved in education by sharing what they know with a new generation.

11/14/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Operational
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Hurricanes have served as milestones for the HSI RRT national program under the HSI Headquarters’ Emergency Management Unit (EMU). EMU oversees approximately 19 RRTs across the country.

11/14/2016
Washington, DC
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The Detroit RRT, which included personnel from Michigan and Ohio, traveled to St. Simon’s Island in Glynn County, Georgia to assist with the recovery. They had approximately 12 hours’ notice to move out. Detroit RRT Commander Celeste Koszut said, “There is no direct route when you are going into a storm like this. It was not a good situation.”

11/04/2016
Detroit, MI
Child Exploitation
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During a search for evidence, Ruger is led by his handler and uses his sense of smell to locate electronic devices. He ‘indicates’ he has found something by sitting down. Amazingly, he is able to find the exact location of electronic equipment. He is also able to indicate where equipment was previously. He is awarded with his favorite treat: a yellow tennis ball.

11/02/2016
Washington, DC
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The purpose of the event was to honor 745 DHS employees from across the country for their extraordinary work and professional excellence. Deputy Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas joined Secretary Johnson for the formal and elaborate ceremony.

10/26/2016
Honolulu, HI
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“But those efforts are even more gratifying when we’re able to take money originally generated by illicit activities and harness it to combat crime. The Honolulu Police Department is a vital partner for HSI, and all of the federal law enforcement agencies in this community, and we’re delighted to be able assist the Department with its public safety mission.”
10/26/2016
Blaine, WA
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As home to one of the largest commercial ports of entry on the United States-Canada border, Blaine and its surrounding region is a picturesque blend of land and sea where citizens of both countries have the option to move around by car, boat, plane and train. Because of that, the area presents a unique challenge to HSI Blaine special agents and border patrol counterparts as they work to combat criminal activity.

10/19/2016
Houston, TX
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DeJohn took charge of the situation and instructed one of the assisting individuals to call 911 and asked another individual to retrieve a fire extinguisher from his work truck while DeJohn and others tried to free the girl from underneath the vehicle. 

10/18/2016
El Paso, TX
Operational

Samuel Velasco Gurrola, 41, was convicted on three counts of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and four counts of conspiracy to cause foreign travel for murder for hire. According to evidence presented during trial, in 2008, Velasco Gurrola was married to Ruth Sagredo Escobedo.

10/14/2016
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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Initially begun as a pilot initiative in 2013, the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative, or HERO Corps, program has now trained more than 100 former U.S. military members in computer forensics and law enforcement support of online child sexual exploitation cases. In May 2015, the President signed the HERO Act into law, which formalized the program within ICE’s Cyber Crimes Center.

09/26/2016
Nashville, TN
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HSI Nashville hosted the first-ever training for state and local agencies to include the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Transportation Security Administration and others.

09/19/2016
Washington, DC
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In a September 15, 2016, ceremony at Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, DC, four ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents were among those honored with the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence.

09/16/2016
Washington, DC
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“Kingdom of Shadows,” a film that features ICE HSI ASAC Oscar Hagelsieb, and highlights the realities and consequences of drug trafficking along the United States-Mexican border made its national television premiere Monday, Sept. 19, on PBS. 

09/16/2016
Chicago, IL
Operational

Daniel Raymond Glaus, 48, of Moline, Illinois, was charged Sept. 15 with one count of international parental kidnapping and one count of using a passport secured by a false statement.  The indictment and a criminal complaint were filed in the case last month.  

09/02/2016
McAllen, TX
Operational

Juan Peralez, from La Joya, Texas, pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to pointing a laser at CBP helicopter. U.S. District Judge Randy Crane accepted Peralez’s plea and set sentencing for Nov. 17.

08/26/2016
Washington, DC
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These all-volunteer teams comprising HSI special agents and HSI non-law enforcement personnel quickly deploy during natural and manmade disasters, as well as emergency situations, when other federal, local or state agencies request ICE assistance.

08/26/2016
Baltimore, MD
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Kyle Snyder, son of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore special agent Steve Snyder, took home a gold medal in the 97-kilogram freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics, becoming the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history at 20 years old.

08/23/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Operational

A Salvadoran national from Van Nuys was sentenced Tuesday to 145 months in federal prison after being convicted of using the internet to distribute child pornography. The case is the result of a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

08/22/2016
Detroit, MI
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“It has been proven, time and again, that a law enforcement community, a police force, a law enforcement organization that looks like the community that they serve builds trust,” said Secretary Johnson. “When I look around this room at all the people who work for DHS, I have tremendous optimism for our future.”

08/18/2016
New York, NY
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New York City Police Department Commissioner William Bratton was the guest speaker Tuesday, Aug. 16, at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York’s quarterly leadership workshop.

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