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Nicaragua becomes the latest partner in ICE's eTD system
Enforcement and Removal
04/13/2018
Chicago, IL

Determining citizenship and obtaining travel documents for detained individuals is often a cumbersome process which slows the deportation of foreign nationals held in ICE/ERO custody.  The eTD system streamlines the process with participating countries by electronically providing biographic and biometric information used to determine citizenship and/or nationality for individuals.  The system also allows consular officials to review and edit electronic travel documents, which can be signed using a signature pad.  Documents can be printed locally by ICE/ERO personnel at detention facilities

HSI and local partners travel to El Salvador to talk MS-13 enforcement across borders
Transnational Gangs
04/06/2018
New York, NY

HSI’s El Salvador country team led an agenda focused on cross border collaboration and joint U.S./Salvadoran efforts on the ground that included the participation of the Salvadoran Attorney General, Douglas Melendez and the Director General of the Policia Nacional Civil, Howard Agusto Cotto.  The U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Jean Manes, and other enforcement partners, participants discussed first-hand issues of gang-violence, insecurity, economic difficulties in El Salvador and their impact on the U.S., as well as our interagency team’s continued effort to confront those problems.

ICE arrests 271 across the state of Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
Enforcement and Removal
03/30/2018
Miami, FL

Arrests took place in 23 Florida counties, including 76 in Miami Dade, 65 in Broward, 27 in Duval, 17 in Palm Beach, 14 in Hillsborough, 10 in Orange, seven in Seminole, five in Manatee, five in Lee, four in Pinellas, four in Brevard, three in Polk, three in Indian River, two in Volusia, two in Bay, two in Martin, one in Escambia, one in Gadsden, one in Lake, one in Osceola, one in Sarasota, one in St. Lucie, one in Suwannee, 11 in Puerto Rico, and seven in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

ICE HSI Texarkana arrests 120 people during illegal cockfighting event
Operational
03/23/2018
Texarkana, AR

The search warrant was the culmination of an 18-month investigation. Based on previous investigative work, agents expected 30-40 individuals to attend the event and suspected a portion of those attendees to be illegal aliens. Upon execution of the state search warrant, agents encountered an overwhelming 134 people attending the event, 120 were taken into custody. Numerous people attempted to flee the scene on foot which made the assistance of CBP Air an integral part in apprehending suspects. 

SEVP launches revamped Guide to Studying in the States
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
03/16/2018
Washington, DC

This updated educational tool allows users to create a customized guide with information on the international student life cycle specific to their visa type (F-1 or M-1) and education level. Each guide contains information about preparing to enter the United States, traveling, studying, student benefits, change of status and departing the United States. Users can skip directly to a specific section in each guide or print a custom guide based on their selections.

ICE assists Irish Garda investigation to arrest chief suspect in Irish Detective’s murder
Operational
03/09/2018
New York, NY

“The United States will not be a safe haven for cop killers. When it comes to cop killers, there are no boundaries between us,” said Alysa D. Erichs, acting deputy executive associate director of HSI. “The Garda is remaining true to their promise to the Donohoe family and to the Irish people. It is an honor for HSI to have worked alongside our Garda partners to investigate, locate, arrest and deport Aaron Brady to Ireland.”

ICE HSI Mexico City hosts money laundering and asset forfeiture courses
Financial Crimes
03/02/2018
Mexico City, Mexico

The three-day course featured instructors from HSI, DOJ and the Government of Mexico (GOM) providing instruction to more than 50 GOM employees including representatives from the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Mexico, Federal Police, Financial Investigations Unit and multiple additional agencies. 

ICE arrests 145 in South and Central Texas during 7-day operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives
Enforcement and Removal
02/23/2018
San Antonio, TX

Of the 145 arrested, 86 had criminal convictions; 39 were arrested based on previous immigration encounters, four of which have pending criminal charges; 20 had no prior immigration history or encounters, one has pending criminal charges.  Of the total arrests 135 were men and 10 were women.  They range in age from 18 to 62 years old.

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