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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Oct. 25, 2013

Oct. 25, 2013 – HSI Operation Holitna recognized for extraordinary effort

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Boston Group Supervisor John MacKinnon and the Operation Holitna team received the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Oct. 3. Less than three weeks later, President Barack Obama met with all of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals finalists and winners at the White House, Oct. 23, to congratulate and thank them for their service. Full Story

Oct. 24, 2013 – ICE deports Salvadoran murder suspect initially arrested in Bay Area Fugitive is wanted in El Salvador for a 2008 slaying

A Salvadoran national arrested last year by authorities in Contra Costa County for traffic violations was handed over to authorities in El Salvador Oct. 23 by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers after it was determined the man was wanted for murder in his native country. Full Story

Oct. 22, 2013 – The top 10 laws you didn't know ICE enforces

ICE protects the United States by promoting homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration. Follow the link for 10 of the laws that you didn't know ICE enforced. Full Story

 Oct. 23, 2013 – Federal agencies warn against counterfeit decorative contact lenses

With Halloween rapidly approaching, federal officials, including the Intellectual Property Rights Center (IPR Center), are warning the public about the dangers associated with counterfeit decorative contact lenses. Decorative and colored lenses are becoming increasingly popular, especially around this time of year. Full Story

Oct. 21, 2013 – ICE deports man wanted for murder in Mexico

A citizen of Mexico, who illegally re-entered the United States after being deported and is wanted in his native country on murder charges, was removed Oct. 16 by ERO officers. Full Story