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05/20/2011
Bogota, Colombia
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During a graduation ceremony of 106 Colombian National Police (CNP) officers on Thursday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the Director General of the Colombian National Police, General Oscar Naranjo, honored U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton.
05/16/2011
Boston, MA
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Five special agents from U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are among 113 federal, state and local law enforcement officials who have been recognized for exceptional service as part of the 2011 Law Enforcement Public Service Awards given by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
05/12/2011
Washington, DC
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U.S. ICE today published an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension - an important step forward in the Obama administration's continued commitment to fixing our broken immigration system.
05/10/2011
Washington, DC
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In commemoration of 2011 National Police Week, U.S. ICE held a memorial ceremony on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in honor of fallen officers and agents who sacrificed their lives while in the line of duty. The ceremony included a tribute to Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata, who was fatally shot in February 2011 in Mexico.
05/10/2011
Minneapolis, MN
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U.S. ICE Director John Morton has named Michael Feinberg as the new special agent in charge of the five-state Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office based in the Twin Cities. As special agent in charge, Feinberg supervises a cadre of special agents located in 14 offices throughout Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
05/09/2011
Washington, DC
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"Last week, more than 40 law enforcement leaders from across the country came together for ""Partnerships and Public Safety Roundtable,"" an ICE Office of State, Local, and Tribal Coordination (OSLTC)-sponsored event that provided a forum for comprehensive discussions on the benefits of local agencies partnering with ICE."
05/03/2011
Tampa, FL
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"When asked why she participates year after year in a grueling bicycle trek known as the Police Unity Tour, Special Agent Ellen Pierson, with ICE HSI says, ""It's not about riding a bicycle for 250 miles. I believe with the right training anyone can do that. It's about knowing that another law enforcement officer won't be going home to their family.."
04/29/2011
Atlanta, GA
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A 54-year-old El Salvadoran national being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away late Thursday evening at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.
04/21/2011
Oakland, CA
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Frank Salvador Solorza of Redwood City, Calif. was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison following his conviction by a federal jury for conspiracy and attempting to extort money from six individuals while posing as a federal immigration officer. The case was investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/20/2011
Baltimore, MD
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A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging Alan Verschleisser, 66, and Thomas Jefferson, 49, both of Baltimore, with conspiracy and possession of stolen nickel briquettes and ferrochrome stolen from foreign shipments. The indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
04/18/2011
Chicago, IL
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ICE agents return more than $3,500 to victim of telemarketing fraud
04/18/2011
Washington, DC
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The Association of Former Customs Special Agents (AFCSA) consists of more than 850 individuals who work tirelessly to preserve the history of the U.S. Customs Service.
04/14/2011
Boston, MA
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Four special agents from U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) were recognized on Thursday for their recent investigations by U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II, District of Maine. The agents were recognized in ceremonies in Bangor and Portland as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 10-16.
04/14/2011
San Diego, CA
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Successful law enforcement officers run on instinct and quick thinking. These traits served Robert Barnes, an immigration enforcement agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), well the evening of March 24. Little did he know that his visit to a San Diego 7-Eleven would result in him taking down a knife-wielding thief.
04/08/2011
Brownsville, TX
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Earlier this year, U.S. ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty while driving between Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico. Jaime Zapata's hometown of Brownsville, Texas, held a special ceremony to rename a street close to Zapata's parents' home, Jaime J. Zapata Avenue.
04/01/2011
Columbus, OH
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Four men involved in a shootout and hostage-taking involving a woman and her three-year old-daughter in north Columbus in December 2009 were sentenced in U.S. District Court today.
03/29/2011
Washington, DC
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The Departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security today jointly announced a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of individuals allegedly responsible for the murder of ICE HSI Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the attempted murder of ICE HSI Special Agent Victor Avila.

03/27/2011
Washington, DC
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The NFTTU supplies tactical gear and ordnance support to more than 60,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across the world.
03/25/2011
Kansas City, KS
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A local man pleaded guilty Tuesday to hatching a scheme to put poison in salsa served to patrons at Mi Ranchito restaurant in Lenexa, Kan.
03/25/2011
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) opened a new permanent local facility on Friday that will enhance the agency's capabilities and coverage in northern Michigan.
03/16/2011
Philadelphia, PA
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A dual citizen of the United States and Slovakia was charged on Tuesday with conspiring to provide material support to Hizballah, which has been designated by the U.S. Department of State to be a terrorist organization. This case was jointly investigated by U.S. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI.
03/09/2011
Pensacola, FL
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PENSACOLA, Fla. - Three individuals were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for conspiring to transport more than a half million dollars in property stolen during a series of commercial burglaries, following an investigation by U.S.

03/07/2011
Washington, DC
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Starting today, users can access information via ICE's mobile website by visiting http://m.ice.gov. The new site creates a better user experience for individuals accessing ICE.gov from portable, handheld devices like the smartphones and tablets.
02/25/2011
Washington, DC
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - along with federal, state and local law enforcement officials from across the country - joined forces this week in a series of coordinated strikes against Mexican drug cartels and their associates.
02/22/2011
Orlando, FL
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Twelve individuals from Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, were charged federally with a 27-count indictment alleging criminal prostitution Friday, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI), a local task force in Orlando.

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