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ICE arrests 16 during 2-day Operation SOAR in the New York City metropolitan area
Enforcement and Removal
09/14/2018
New York, NY

In the course of Operation SOAR, ERO deportation officers apprehended 16 individuals with criminal histories related to sexual offenses. Of those arrested, 5 were previously released from local law enforcement on an active detainer. ICE places detainers on individuals who have been arrested on local criminal charges and who are suspected of being deportable, so that ICE can take custody of that person when he or she is released from local custody.

ICE removes El Salvadoran Mara Salvatrucha gang member wanted for criminal conspiracy
Enforcement and Removal
08/24/2018
Newark, NJ

Melvin Isaac Martinez-Guevara departed the U.S. and was turned over to El Salvadoran law enforcement authorities where he is wanted for the offense of criminal conspiracy. He unlawfully entered the United States on an unknown date and location without being inspected, admitted, or paroled by an immigration officer.

ICE arrests 45 in Houston area during 5-day operation targeting criminal aliens, immigration fugitives
Enforcement and Removal
08/17/2018
Houston, TX

ERO deportation officers made arrests throughout the Houston area including the following Texas cities:  Houston (26), Conroe (9), Cleveland (2), Alvin (1), Tomball (1), the Woodlands (1), Texas City (1), Channelview (1), Clearlake (1), Baytown (1) and Bellville (1). Individuals arrested during the operation included nationals from Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Cuba, Nigeria, India, Chile and Turkey.

ICE executes federal search warrants in Nebraska, Minnesota and Nevada
Worksite Enforcement
08/10/2018
Grand Island, NE

Law enforcement believes the alleged conspirators, 17 individuals located in multiple states, colluded to create an illegal alien workforce in their respective businesses.  By doing so, they defrauded the U.S. government and created an unfair advantage over their competition businesses.

More than 2 dozen arrested in NYC following a wiretap investigation
Narcotics
08/03/2018
New York, NY

Beginning early Friday morning, 32 individuals were arrested in New York City, Massachusetts, Georgia and Florida. An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor (SNP) for the City of New York follows a long-term wiretap investigation by HSI and NYPD's Narcotics Borough Manhattan South, Gang Squad Manhattan South and Vice Squad.

ICE delivers more than 5,200 I-9 audit notices to businesses across the US in 2-phase nationwide operation
Worksite Enforcement
07/27/2018
Washington, DC

ICE's HSI announced Tuesday the results of a two-phase nationwide operation in which I-9 audit notices were served to more than 5,200 businesses around the country since January. An NOI informs business owners that ICE is going to audit their hiring records to determine whether they are complying with existing law. From July 16 to 20, the second phase of the operation, HSI served 2,738 NOIs and made 32 arrests. During the first phase of the operation, Jan. 29 to March 30, HSI served 2,540 NOIs and made 61 arrests.

ICE ERO Newark arrests 37 individuals in Middlesex County, NJ enforcement surge
Enforcement and Removal
07/20/2018
Newark, NJ

These individuals range from 21 to 68 years old and all were previously arrested or convicted of a variety of offenses. Some of the arrests and convictions included: aggravated criminal sexual contact, aggravated assault, DUI, hindering apprehension, endangering the welfare of a child, battery, theft, burglary, possession of a weapon, forgery, domestic violence assault, disorderly conduct, and illegal entry.

HSI El Paso, Border Patrol agents arrest 18 alien smugglers, 117 illegal aliens; seize cash, vehicles, drugs
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
07/13/2018
El Paso, TX

The monthlong enforcement action resulted in the arrest of illegal aliens in three area stash houses from the following countries: Mexico (93), Guatemala (12), Honduras (6), Brazil (3), El Salvador (2) and Peru (1). The seizures included nine vehicles, three tractor-trailers and $20,000 in U.S and Mexican currency.

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