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ICE in the News - Archives: March 2015


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Ancient antiquities and Saddam Hussein-era objects returned to Iraq
Ancient antiquities and Saddam Hussein-era objects returned to Iraq

Dominican Sex-Trafficking Victims Rescued: 20 Minors Saved In Joint U.S.-Dominican Republic Sting

Latin Times; Mar. 19, 2015

Twenty-nine sex trafficking victims, including 20 minors were separated from their captors in the tourist town of Sosua in the Dominican Republic.

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Ex-state representative who traded child porn sentenced to 8 years in prison

Chicago Tribune; Mar. 19, 2015

A fderal judge, saying former state Rep. Keith Farnham lived a double life by trading child pornography online, sentenced him to eight years in prison Thursday and ordered him to begin serving his time in two months even though his lawyer said Farnham has just weeks to live.

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Feds arrest 11 illegal immigrants in Ocean and Monmouth

Asbury Park Press; Mar. 19, 2015

Federal agents arrested 11 illegal immigrants in Ocean and Monmouth counties during Operation Cross Check, a nationwide crackdown targeting convicted criminals subject to removal from the United States.

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Homeland Security seeking public information regarding child pornography case

MetroNews (West Virginia); Mar. 19, 2015

Homeland Security is seeking the public’s help in the case against a Preston County native charged with crimes against children.

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Hunt for missing Pompeii artwork includes stop in Boise

Idaho Statesman; Mar. 18, 2015

It was a breathtaking sight for U.S. investigators involved in the hunt for stolen Italian cultural artifacts more than 1,900 years old.

Feds encounter Latin gang members in N.O. area: A Crimetracker Investigation

Fox 8 (New Orleans); Mar. 17, 2015

Federal authorities said they are encountering higher level “Latin” gang members in the New Orleans area.

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War Criminals Next Door: Immigration Division Brings Violators To Justice

NPR; Mar. 17, 2015

An appeals panel in Florida has upheld a deportation order against a former defense minister of El Salvador, who is alleged to have presided over human rights violations in that country, including the murders of four American churchwomen in 1980. Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova was allowed to retire in the U.S. in 1989. Now, a little known unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is trying to expel him as well as others charged with human rights abuses.

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U.S. returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iraq government

Reuters; Mar. 16, 2015

More than 60 Iraqi cultural artifacts smuggled into the United States, including a limestone statue of an ancient king, were returned to the government of Iraq on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said.

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3rd Gang Murder Suspect Nabbed

Long Island (New York) Press; Mar. 5, 2015

A federal grand jury indicted a third reputed MS-13 gang member for his alleged role in killing a fellow gangster they suspected was an informant in Miller Place last year, authorities said.

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California Apartments Raided in Federal Investigation of Chinese ‘Birth Tourism’

New York Times, Mar. 3, 2015

Federal agents stormed 37 locations in Southern California early Tuesday, gathering evidence about what they say are three illegal “birth tourism” businesses for wealthy Chinese women.

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The Inside Story of Iran’s Stealth Jet Thief

Daily Beast; Mar. 3, 2015

Before Mozaffar Khazaee’s arrest, he had access to high-tech military hardware through his jobs with leading defense contractors. The work he did in the engineering field showed a technical acumen missing from his foray into espionage. When federal agents caught up to him at Newark Airport in January 2014, he was carrying a plane ticket to Iran, more than $59,000 in cash, and technical information on U.S. fighter jets.

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US Immigrants Suspected Of Bosnian War Crimes Could Be Deported

International Business Times; Mar. 1, 2015 

U.S. immigration officials are seeking to deport at least 150 Bosnians living in the United States who are suspected of “ethnic cleansing” and war crimes during the conflict that accompanied the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

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