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03/04/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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On Dec.12, 2018, the U.S. Border Patrol arrested Mejia-Santos, after he illegally entered the U.S. near Lukeville, Arizona and placed him in removal proceedings.

03/03/2020
Miami, FL
Human Rights Violators
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Gilberto Jordan, 64, arrived in Guatemala escorted by ERO officers on board an ICE Air Operations charter removal flight. Upon arrival, Jordan was immediately turned over to Guatemalan law enforcement officials.

03/03/2020
San Juan, PR
Financial Crimes

The indictment charges that from on or about Jan. 4, 2012, through on or about July 24, 2017, the defendants and other co-conspirators conspired and agreed to devise a scheme to defraud Unique Builders, Inc., a family business engaged in short and long-term construction and improvement projects using wire communications.

03/03/2020
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Miguel Federico Ajqui-Ajtzalam was arrested by the NYPD Feb. 27, on the charges of felony rape in the 2nd, sexual abuse in the 2nd for sexual contact with a person less than 14 yrs., and act in manner to injure a child less than 17 yrs.

03/03/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation

Daniel Seibert, 28, of Lake Forest, was taken into custody this morning by HSI special agents, and is expected to make his initial appearance tomorrow afternoon in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana.

03/02/2020
Chicago, IL
Narcotics

On three occasions in 2018, Xianbing Gan schemed to have narcotics proceeds totaling about $534,206 picked up in Chicago and transferred to various bank accounts in China, in order for the money to ultimately be remitted to drug traffickers in Mexico.

03/02/2020
Washington, DC
Financial Crimes

This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), FBI, and the IRS – Criminal Investigation Division. The Korean National Police of the Republic of Korea provided assistance and coordinated with their parallel investigation. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Shea, of the District of Columbia, announced the indictment.

02/28/2020
Baltimore, MD
Child Exploitation

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake today sentenced Rody L. Bowden, age 41, of Prince George’s County, Maryland, to 22 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, on the charge of sex trafficking of a minor.

02/28/2020
Pine Plains, NY
Enforcement and Removal

On Feb. 26, ICE Enforcement and Removals Operations (ERO) officers arrested Leobardo Saldana Florentino in Pine Plains without incident. ICE officers originally encountered Florentino in March 2019 in Hudson. During that encounter, an individual interfered with the enforcement action against Florentino, causing ICE officers to instead depart the scene in the interest of public safety. Florentino has a June 2018 DUI conviction.

02/28/2020
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Livio Alexander Valdez Zabala, entered the U.S. March 12 as a nonimmigrant visitor with authorization to remain until Sept. 11. Valdez Zabala, however, failed to depart the U.S. in accordance with the terms of his admission.

02/28/2020
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Jose Mendoza, 32, and Natalie Mendoza, 35, of Medanales, New Mexico; Ryan Rodriguez, 27, of Chamita, New Mexico; Andrea Rodriguez, 28, and Edvardo Carlson, 39, of Española, New Mexico; and Bridget Archuleta, 31, of San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, appeared in federal court Friday for arraignment on an indictment charging them with various drug trafficking offenses involving crack cocaine (cocaine base) in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, from Oct. 2, 2019, to Feb. 25, 2020.

02/27/2020
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal

That detainer was not honored and on Feb. 19, 2020, Puente was once again arrested, except this time it was for sexually assaulting a 3-year-old at a fast food restaurant.

02/27/2020
Washington County, OR
Enforcement and Removal

ICE uses statutorily-established subpoenas to obtain information as part of investigations regarding potentially removable aliens. Historically, ICE has not needed to use its subpoena authority to obtain information from other law enforcement agencies as most law enforcement agencies throughout the country willingly exchange information with ICE regarding aliens arrested for crimes in the interest of public safety and law enforcement.

02/26/2020
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

A Hungarian national, who has pending charges for sex trafficking and previous sex convictions was arrested last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) during ongoing enforcement efforts in New York City and the surrounding region, targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators.

02/26/2020
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

On Feb. 24, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed Thai national Apichart Srivaranon, 35, to Thailand.

02/26/2020
Lincoln, NE
Worksite Enforcement

O’Neill Ventures, Inc., a tomato greenhouse and packing plant in O’Neill, Nebraska, entered a felony guilty plea in federal court to conspiracy to harbor undocumented aliens. The plea was entered before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl R. Zwart.

02/26/2020
Harlingen, TX
Worksite Enforcement
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IMAGE is a nationwide program that assists employers, strengthens hiring practices and curtails the employment of unauthorized workers through outreach, education and partnership.

02/26/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

ICE encourages public leaders, advocacy groups and the community to share accurate information to ensure the safety of both those utilizing public transportation and those charged with ensuring their safety while aboard.

02/26/2020
Jackson, MS
Narcotics
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Cleveland James McKinney, 30, of Atlanta, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison Tuesday, followed by five years of supervised release, for illegally transporting 41.97 kilograms of 100% pure methamphetamine and 4.5 kilograms of heroin that had been smuggled into the United States from Mexico.

02/26/2020
Seattle, WA
Operational

Katrina (Katie) Lynn Danforth, 32, of Post Falls, Idaho, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 120 months in federal prison for use of interstate commerce facilities in commission of murder for hire.

02/26/2020
Boston, MA
Enforcement and Removal

Ingrid Corzo-Armas, 49, who had previously been convicted and served a state prison sentence in California on kidnapping and murder charges, was charged with one-count of illegal reentry by the Office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew E. Lelling.

02/25/2020
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal
As a result of the lack of cooperation, ICE has shifted resources, especially in uncooperative jurisdictions, to conduct more at-large arrests in the community. 

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