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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
Narcotics
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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.

08/18/2016
Philadelphia, PA
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U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) marked the conclusion of a cadet program Wednesday with a graduation ceremony at the U.S. custom house in Philadelphia, PA.

08/16/2016
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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“From as early as I can remember, I had a drive to become a Special Agent. Although most kids change their childhood dream as they mature, my desire remained,” said SA Schultz, who studied criminal justice, Spanish, and legal studies to prepare herself for the job, including one year in Costa Rica to gain language skills she thought would be beneficial in law enforcement.
08/16/2016
Nashville, TN
Contraband
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CBP’s training program at the port focuses on helping state and local law enforcement become more familiar with current trends being used by smugglers to bring people or contraband into the United States illegally. Knowledge such as this can be useful during routine side-of-the-road stops as well as in a targeted smuggling operation.

08/12/2016
Washington, DC
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On Sunday, Aug. 14., U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) Patrick “PJ” Lechleitner was featured in a documentary that aired on CNN.

08/04/2016
Washington, DC
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Last week, more than 2,600 personnel from the Department of Homeland Security ensured the safety and security of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. They started their work only hours after completing the same task at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

07/27/2016
Santa Ana, CA
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Luis A. Flores-Mendoza, 26, of Santa Ana, was arrested Monday by special agents with ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He was charged in a criminal complaint filed by federal prosecutors last week.

07/13/2016
New York, NY
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As the special agent in charge, Melendez supervises a cadre of special agents responsible for investigating and enforcing more than 400 customs and immigration laws, including conducting major narcotics, financial and trade, gang, and intellectual property rights, human smuggling, and child porn investigations. Melendez was born in Manhattan and at 12 years-old moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

06/27/2016
Washington, DC
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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending June 24, 2016

06/24/2016
McAllen, TX
Operational

Juan Peralez, 57, from La Joya, Texas, was taken into custody June 23 after a federal criminal complaint was filed.  Peralez is scheduled to make his initial appearance June 24 before U.S Magistrate Judge Peter Ormsby

06/20/2016
Washington, DC
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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending June 17, 2016

06/15/2016
Bogota, Colombia
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The five day training, conducted during the week of June 6-11, was coordinated with the CNP’s Inspector General’s (IG) office. OPR and CNP personnel simultaneously conducted an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the CNP IG program in order to identify future areas of collaboration and training. 

06/13/2016
Washington, DC
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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending June 10, 2016

06/07/2016
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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The weeklong exercise, supported by HSI Santo Domingo and HSI San Juan, which also received financial support from the U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), focused on slow and methodical entries for situations such as barricaded subjects, making use of a wireless robotic device known as Scout Recon IR, donated to the DNP by Recon Robotics, Inc.

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