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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending September 17, 2010

September 13, 2010 - U.S. and South Korea to enhance cooperation and collaboration

Under an agreement signed in Seoul by ICE Director John Morton, South Korea's Supreme Prosecution Service and ICE's Office of Homeland Security Investigations will increase their cooperation and collaboration to investigate issues that include counter-proliferation, intellectual property rights, cyber crime, money laundering, and human trafficking and smuggling. Full Story

September 14, 2010 - Haitian F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship from the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti eligible for employment authorization

ICE announced special relief for certain Haitian students in the United States under F-1 visas who have suffered severe economic hardship as result of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Full Story

September 15, 2010 - Art and antiquity taken during World War II returned to Germany, Italy

An 18th-century leather-bound, handwritten manuscript, missing since 1943, was returned to the small Italian town whose history it recorded. In Germany, 11 paintings that had been taken during the Allied invasion were returned to the Municipal Museum of Pirmasens. ICE investigated both cases and facilitated the return of the items. Full Story

September 16, 2010 - ICE Director Morton outlines need for partnership between U.S. law enforcement and Chinese companies to thwart intellectual property violations

Speaking to a meeting of the Quality Brands Protection Committee in Beijing, China, ICE Director Morton highlighted ICE's role in combating intellectual property rights violations and the United States' ongoing partnership with industry and the government of the People's Republic of China. Full Story

September 16, 2010 - ICE continues outreach campaign to combat human trafficking

As part of the Department of Homeland Security "Blue Campaign" launched in July, ICE has continued its efforts to educate the public about the plight of human trafficking victims. ICE has designed and placed an anti-trafficking message in foreign language newspapers across the United States. These advertisements highlight some of the indicators of human trafficking and encourage the public to report suspected instances of trafficking. Full Story