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December 2, 2022
|Covid-19
An investigation led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Criminal Investigation Division and Office of the Inspector General, and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control resulted in guilty pleas from two California businessmen and their company.
December 2, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal, Partnership and Engagement
ATD allows for closer monitoring of non-detained noncitizens at varying levels of supervision, using several different monitoring technologies. ATD effectively increases court appearance rates, compliance with release conditions, and helps the participants meet basic needs and understand immigration obligations.
December 2, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
Eric Hernandez Bonilla, a 24-year-old unlawfully present Salvadoran national, was flown from Alexandria, Louisiana, to the El Salvador International Airport. Upon arrival, he was turned over to the proper authorities.
December 2, 2022
|Narcotics
Oscar Sun Acuna, Jr., 36, of Tucson, Arizona, additionally forfeited a .40-caliber handgun and ammunition. Acuna previously pleaded guilty to distribution of fentanyl resulting in death in connection with the overdose death of a young woman in May 2020.
December 1, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
Foreign fugitive officers with ERO Los Angeles arrested 32-year-old Roberto Nunez Aguayo Nov. 28, pursuant to a release from the Federal Correction Complex in Lompoc, California.
December 1, 2022
|Narcotics
On Dec. 1, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced Gabriel Anthony Pena, 26, of Corpus Christi, Texas, to serve to 260 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. In determining the sentence, the court found that Pena’s role was that of an organizer or leader, as he had recruited another person to transport narcotics from the Rio Grande Valley to Corpus Christi.
December 1, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
This enforcement operation was implemented to address unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses. Cases amenable to federal criminal prosecution may be presented to the appropriate U.S. attorney’s office. Individuals listed here will remain in ICE custody pending immigration proceedings.
November 30, 2022
|Management and Administration
R. Sean Fitzgerald has been selected as the SAC for the HSI Chicago area of operations. A native of Illinois who has also served as HSI Chicago’s deputy SAC, Fitzgerald brings a wealth of international and domestic operations experience to his new position.
November 30, 2022
|Management and Administration, Professional Responsibility
Upon notification, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took swift action to immediately rectify the error.
November 30, 2022
|Narcotics
On Nov. 28, a federal judge sentenced Gerardo Jimenez, 31, of Pharr, Texas, to serve up to 188 months in prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release.
November 30, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
This enforcement operation was implemented to address unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses. Cases amenable to federal criminal prosecution may be presented to the appropriate U.S. attorney’s office. Individuals listed here will remain in ICE custody pending immigration proceedings.
November 29, 2022
|Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Ryan Odell Oliver, 40, of Baltimore, received the lengthy prison sentence Monday, after pleading guilty to trafficking three female victims. Upon completion of his sentence, Oliver will be subject to 15 years of supervised release.
November 29, 2022
|Management and Administration
ICE's IHSC senior health policy administrator announced the American Academy of Nursing inducting Rear Adm. Aisha K. Mix into the 2022 Class of Fellows, Oct. 29. The announcement was made at the academy’s annual Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
November 25, 2022
|Child Exploitation
Kody Ryan Kelso, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 19 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Kelso to spend 15 years on supervised release following incarceration.
November 23, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
Deportation officers with ICE's ERO New York Field Office apprehended 12 unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses during a nationwide enforcement effort Oct. 22 through Nov. 4. The law enforcement action conducted by ERO resulted in a total of 138 arrests nationally, including some who had already been ordered removed from the United States but failed to depart.
November 23, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
Record checks indicated that Abdiel Dela Garza-Hernandez entered the United States on an unknown date and at an unknown location without inspection from an immigration official.
November 22, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
Officers with ICE's ERO Salt Lake City Field Office removed Alexandru Claudiu Pascu, 24, a citizen of Romania, from the United States.
November 22, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
Rony Roberto Lagos-Corrales, a 35-year-old unlawfully present Honduran national, was flown from Alexandria, Louisiana, to the Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Upon arrival, he was turned over to Honduran law enforcement officials.
November 22, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
This enforcement operation was implemented to address unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses. Cases amenable to federal criminal prosecution may be presented to the appropriate U.S. attorney’s office. Individuals listed here will remain in ICE custody pending immigration proceedings.
November 21, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
ICE ERO officers apprehended 15 unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses, including those with an executable final order of removal, during a nationwide enforcement effort Oct. 22 through Nov. 4.
November 21, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
Officers with ICE's ERO Seattle Field Office apprehended five unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses during a nationwide enforcement effort Oct. 22 through Nov. 4. The law enforcement action conducted by ERO resulted in a total of 138 arrests nationally, including some with an executable final order of removal.
November 21, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
ICE's ERO Los Angeles Field Office arrested 21 noncitizen sex offenders from Oct. 22 to Nov. 4 during a national operation targeting unlawfully present individuals who were previously convicted of sex offenses.
November 21, 2022
|Enforcement and Removal
Officers with ICE's ERO Salt Lake City Field Office apprehended five unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses during a nationwide enforcement effort Oct. 22 through Nov. 4. The law enforcement action conducted by ERO resulted in a total of 138 arrests nationally, including some with an executable final order of removal.
November 21, 2022
|Narcotics
Austin Kober, 24, of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced to a term of 228 months’ imprisonment following his conviction for distribution of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine following a joint HSI and law enforcement partner investigation.
November 21, 2022
|Narcotics
Robert Williams, 52, of Hastings, Nebraska, was sentenced to a term of 144 months’ imprisonment following his conviction for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
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Updated: 07/26/2021