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Jacksonville, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
A multi-count indictment was returned yesterday against five Syrian family members from Jacksonville, charged with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and to make false statements to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Victor Leos, 63, of Garland, Texas, pleaded guilty in May 2017 to one count of conspiracy to commit false statements in connection with immigration documents. Leos was ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on Jan. 28, 2018.

Sacramento, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Abhijit Prasad, 52, received multiple convictions Tuesday, including 21 counts of visa fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft from a federal jury. Prasad was previously indicted on related charges during 2016.

Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
The two defendants have been in custody since their arrest Dec. 4.
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
The owner of New Arrival Immigration Service and an employee were indicted Friday on federal immigration fraud charges in a scheme involving hundreds of Chinese nationals who sought asylum based on phony claims they fled China due to persecution resulting from their Christian beliefs. Haoren Ma and his employee, Minghan Dong, were indicted after...
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents along with the Somerset County Prosecutors Office (SCPO) and Raritan Borough Police Department arrested three men Monday for manufacturing and possessing fraudulent government documents.
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
The owner of a Los Angeles employment agency, Lilia Tabafunda, was sentenced Monday morning to two years in prison on charges stemming from a probe that revealed she filed bogus work visa petitions on behalf of dozens of aliens she falsely claimed had been recruited for positions with prominent hospitals and non-profit organizations.
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Oswaldo Rafael Cabrera, 48, owner of Coalicion Latinoamericana Internacional (CLI), is accused of 22 criminal counts, including grand theft, attempted grand theft, attempted perjury, and conspiracy to engage in the unlawful practice of law. Charges have also been filed against his wife, Maria Marcelina Rodas, 54.

Providence, RI
Document and Benefit Fraud
Rafael Lara-Mejia, a Dominican national, was sentenced March 5 for his role in a scheme to steal and sell the identities and corresponding identity documents of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens.
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Shilan Zhao, 53, of Newcastle, Washington, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiring with her ex-husband Jianjun Qiao, also known as Feng Li, 53, to commit immigration fraud by submitting false documents to federal authorities.

Alexandria, VA
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations

Three individuals – Ijaz Khan, 42, and Vera Lautt, 56, both of Sante Fe, New Mexico, and Ibrar Khan, of Pakistan – face charges for conspiracy to defraud the United States and naturalizing and procuring U.S. citizenship by fraud. Ijaz Khan, along with Fahad Khan, of Pakistan, face additional charges, including smuggling artifacts from Pakistan into the United States and obstructing justice.

Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, was charged in a sealed indictment returned Jan. 6. These charges resulted from an investigation conducted by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of the Houston Police Department.