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Laredo, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Omar Gonzalez-Herrera, 25, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, admitted during his Dec. 4 re-arraignment that he was hoping to be paid $1,500 in exchange for guiding a group of 14 persons across the Rio Grande River to illegally enter the United States.

Washington, DC
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Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its end-of-year immigration enforcement numbers, the results of a year-long return to enforcing the law, upholding the integrity of our lawful immigration system, and keeping America safe. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported 310,531 apprehensions nationwide, 303,916 of which were along the Southwest border, underscoring the need for a physical barrier at the border.

Rochester, NY
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On Thursday, Dec. 7, a series of public services announcements (PSA) aimed at raising awareness about opioids were launched throughout upstate New York.

Grand Rapids, MI
Enforcement and Removal

Criminal convictions of those arrested during the Michigan enforcement actions included, but are not limited to assault on a police officer or probation officer, larceny, assault and battery DUI, operating while intoxicated, domestic violence, disorderly person, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, public indecency, indecent exposure, retail fraud and welfare fraud.

Louisville, KY
Enforcement and Removal

During this operation which ended Dec. 7, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Kentucky cities:  Covington (9), Erlanger (1), Florence (6), Newport (4) and Walton (2).  Of those arrested, 20 are men; two are women.