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02/15/2012
Detroit, MI
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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called 'underwear bomber,' was sentenced today to life in prison as a result of his guilty plea to all eight counts of a federal indictment charging him for his role in the attempted Christmas Day 2009 bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253.
02/15/2012
Washington, DC
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Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent (SA) Jaime Zapata who was shot and killed in the line of duty in Mexico. On this sad anniversary, we look back to mourn the loss, but also to remember the courageous and honorable man that he was.
02/13/2012
San Angelo, TX
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations special agents, along with Deputy U.S. Marshals from the North Texas Fugitive Task Force, arrested Michael Mack, a fugitive who was featured on America's Most Wanted.
02/13/2012
Orlando, FL
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A Mexican citizen, illegally residing in Ocoee, Fla., pleaded guilty Monday to charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition by an illegal alien and making a false statement to a federal agency.
02/10/2012
Seattle, WA
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A Bellingham man was sentenced Friday to a year in prison and three years of supervised release for attempting to sell a stolen government document that detailed the location of cameras and sensors along the U.S. and Canadian border.
02/06/2012
Washington, DC
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As part of the agency's ongoing detention reform and other enforcement-related initiatives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced its first Public Advocate, ICE Senior Advisor Andrew Lorenzen-Strait.
01/20/2012
New Haven, CT
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Special Agent Rod Khattabi, a veteran special agent assigned to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New Haven was honored today by U.S. Attorney David B. Fein, District of Connecticut, in recognition of his leadership to protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.
01/18/2012
Williston, VT
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A human smuggling ring was underway in Austin, Texas. The victims were illegal aliens, taken from their home country without their consent. Human smugglers were holding them ransom until family members paid exorbitant smuggling fees.
01/17/2012
Washington, DC
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A contractor who previously conducted work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme in which he fraudulently received more than $50,000 in government money.
01/09/2012
El Paso, TX
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A cook at an area fast-food restaurant remains in federal custody after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents arrested him Dec. 27 for illegally re-entering the country after being deported.
01/06/2012
Miami, FL
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Spanish authorities believe Abdel Roca Teijelo used an ax to kill his employer and constructed a sarcophagus to hide the body.
12/21/2011
Los Angeles, CA
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Oytun Ayse Mihalik, a Turkish citizen who resides in Orange County, Calif., was indicted Wednesday for providing material support to terrorists by sending money to Pakistan to help fund attacks against American military personnel.
12/20/2011
Washington, DC
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Julian Zapata Espinoza has been extradited from Mexico to the United States to face charges for his alleged participation in the murder of ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the attempted murder of ICE HSI Special Agent Victor Avila on Feb. 15, 2011, in Mexico.
12/16/2011
Indianapolis, IN
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Reporters toured the ICE HSI Mobile Processing Vehicle which is equipped with four booking stations where ICE HSI agents can interview and process subjects.

12/07/2011
New York, NY
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The Asian American Council honored James T. Hayes, Jr., special agent in charge (SAC) of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York. Hayes received the 27th annual 'Federal Officer of the Year Award' at its annual inaugural ceremony on Nov. 18, 2011.
12/07/2011
Orlando, FL
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The six individuals from Moldova, Russia and Ukraine had worked together in a commercial sex business that sought to make money by providing sexual services and other services for money in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan and Massachusetts. They were found guilty Tuesday of federal crimes including conspiracy, traveling in interstate and foreign...

11/30/2011
Ft. Benning, GA
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They serve warrants under hazardous conditions. They secure the airspace over the Super Bowl in Blackhawk helicopters. They go undercover to dismantle drug trafficking organizations. The work of special response team (SRT) members is often grueling and so is the training they undergo at Georgia's Ft. Benning.
11/22/2011
Cartagena, Colombia
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Last week, ICE and U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) -- in coordination with the Colombian National Police -- held a conference to promote the exchange of knowledge and skills in support of joint international efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations.

11/21/2011
Washington, DC
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More than 70 countries participated in the pilot program, which took place from Nov. 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011.
11/15/2011
Houston, TX
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A 30-year-old Hempstead, Texas, resident and former student at Prairie View A and M University, was convicted Nov. 14 for attempting to provide material support to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
11/14/2011
El Paso, TX
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Christmas came early this year for Kyle Cox, a terminally ill teenager from El Paso, Texas who has always dreamed of becoming a law enforcement agent. On Nov. 3, agents from the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office in El Paso made that wish come true.
11/10/2011
Gulfport, MS
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The Harrison County Sheriff's Department was recognized by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the Partnership for Public Safety Award for 2011. Under Sheriff Melvin Brisolara, the department has provided dedicated manpower and assistance to the ICE HSI Gulf Coast Border Enforcement Security Task Force.
11/07/2011
Buffalo, NY
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Tricia Griffith, 37, formerly of Niagara Falls, N.Y., admitted taking her child from a residence in Niagara Falls to Jamaica in June 2010. The defendant left the area without the knowledge of the child's father and in violation of a court order of custody issued previously by a Niagara County Supreme Court judge.
11/02/2011
Phoenix, AZ
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When U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was looking for a community relations officer for the Phoenix area, Rudy Bustamante was the perfect fit. Two years into the position, he works tirelessly to educate advocacy groups, schools, neighborhoods, and local law enforcement agencies about ICE.
10/20/2011
Boston, MA
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced the dedication of an expanded new state-of-the-art forensic laboratory in Boston Friday.

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