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09/02/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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Lizarraga-Garcia was convicted in the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, for burglary in the first degree, and was sentenced to nine years of incarceration with the Arizona Dept. Corrections (ADOC) in 2012. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) had previously removed Lizarraga-Garcia twice in 2010. Additionally, Mexican authorities issued an arrest warrant for Lizarraga-Garcia for homicide in 2013.
09/02/2020
Los Angeles, CA
National Security

The arrests were made pursuant to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that alleges a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy downloaded technical drawings and manuals related to U.S. military weapons systems and sold the items to a Newport Beach company, which later resold the documents to domestic and foreign customers.

09/01/2020
San Antonio, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Data captured from July 13 to Aug. 20 shows that ICE officers arrested 125 at-large individuals in central and south Texas living illegally in the U.S., or who are removable from the U.S. due to their criminal histories. About 85 percent of those arrested by ICE on immigration charges also had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.

09/01/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Enforcement and Removal

ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Los Angeles identified, targeted, and arrested removable aliens who have been previously arrested, or have pending charges or convictions, for crimes against people – including, but not limited to, assault/battery, burglary, child cruelty, domestic violence, kidnapping, and sexual offenses.   

09/01/2020
Salt Lake City, UT
Enforcement and Removal

During the enforcement action, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 122 at-large individuals living illegally in the U.S., or who are removable from the U.S. due to their criminal histories. About 85 percent of those arrested by ICE on immigration charges also had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.

09/01/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

During the enforcement action, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 63 at-large individuals living illegally in the U.S., or who are removable from the U.S. due to their criminal histories. About 85 percent of those arrested by ICE on immigration charges also had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.

09/01/2020
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal

The individuals arrested throughout New Jersey were nationals of Brazil (1), China (1), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (1), Dominican Republic (6), Ecuador (5), El Salvador (7), Guatemala (12), Guyana (1), Haiti (2), Honduras (8), India (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (22), Nicaragua (1), Peru (2), Trinidad (1), United Kingdom (2), and Venezuela (1).

09/01/2020
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal
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In FY 2019, ICE ERO arrested individuals with more than 1,900 convictions and charges for homicide, 1,800 for kidnapping, 12,000 sex offenses, 5,000 sexual assaults, 45,000 assaults, 67,000 crimes involving drugs, 10,000 weapons offenses, and 74,000 DUIs.

09/01/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Enforcement and Removal

Data captured from July 13 to Aug. 20 shows that local ERO officers arrested more than 60 at-large individuals living illegally in the U.S., or who are removable from the U.S. due to their criminal convictions. Of the 67 arrested, 54 aliens had criminal convictions.

09/01/2020
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

In New York, ICE ERO officers arrested 83 individuals from 25 countries, including Albania, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Trinidad, and Uzbekistan.

09/01/2020
Houston, TX
Detainee Death Notifications

ICE is firmly committed to the health and welfare of all those in its custody and is undertaking a comprehensive, agency-wide review of this incident, as it does in all such cases. Fatalities in ICE custody, statistically, are exceedingly rare and occur at a fraction of the national average for the U.S. detained population.

08/28/2020
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program

The report notes that there were 1.52 million active records in SEVIS for F-1 and M-1 students during calendar year 2019, a 1.7 percent decrease from calendar year 2018. There were 532,711 records in SEVIS for J-1 exchange visitors during calendar year 2019, a 1.7 percent increase from calendar year 2018.

08/28/2020
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The MOU focuses on vital areas of intellectual property, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting strategies, which have become extremely important in the current global economy. The agreement will also facilitate knowledge transfer between the center and university to share mutually beneficial information, research and technology that will advance intellectual property enforcement.

08/27/2020
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

According to public court documents, Lemus-Najarro, is an alleged 18th Street gang member who has an outstanding removal order. Law enforcement officers identified Lemus-Najarro as the suspect in the Aug. 14 shooting in Queens. The incident left one man with a gunshot wound to the leg.

08/26/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Financial Crimes

Noh, 66, of Bel Air, agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of subscribing to a false tax return, charges that carry a statutory maximum penalty of eight years in federal prison.

08/26/2020
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics

Osvaldo Iglesias Ruiz, 34, was charged in March with possession with intent to distribute more than 10 kilograms of cocaine. He made an initial appearance on the drug trafficking charges and was released after posting bond. Shortly following his release, Ruiz was apprehended by authorities as he was allegedly attempting to flee the U.S. in a boat off the coast of Florida heading towards Cuba.

08/24/2020
Santa Ana, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Donovan Pham Nguyen, 34, of Riverside, is charged with one count of false impersonation of a federal officer or employee, according to a criminal complaint unsealed today. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana.

08/24/2020
Tacoma, WA
Child Exploitation

Steven Lee McBride, 51, faces a mandatory minimum 15-years in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle on Oct. 26.

08/21/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Jorge Vasquez, 60, of Fontana, the owner of H-2A Placement Services, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton, who also ordered Vasquez to pay $135,389 in restitution. Vasquez pleaded guilty in June 2019 to one count of conspiracy and one count of aiding and abetting fraud in foreign labor contracting.

08/20/2020
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

Following an ICE HSI and PRCACTF investigation, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Francisco Xavier Ortiz-Colón charging him with 12 counts of child exploitation.

08/20/2020
Houston, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Melvin Ramirez-Russel, 39, was brought to ICE’s attention by the Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in January after they arrested him for brutally killing Gerardo Munoz de la Paz and attempting to cover up the crime by disposing of the body.

08/20/2020
Washington, DC
287g Immigration and Nationality Act

The 287(g) program, authorized by Congress, allows local law enforcement agencies to participate as an active partner in identifying criminal aliens in their custody, and placing ICE detainers on these individuals.

08/19/2020
San Diego, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Popescu was arrested in Bucharest, Romania, by Romanian law enforcement officials August 14 at the request of the United States and was extradited to the United States Saturday, August 15.

08/19/2020
San Jose, CA
Child Exploitation

On August 18, 2020, Oscar Sepulveda was sentenced to 108 months in prison and ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution for distributing and possessing child pornography.

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