ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:09:44 -0400 ICE launches Victims Engagement and Services Line (VESL) https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-launches-victims-engagement-and-services-line-vesl The new program will serve as a more comprehensive and inclusive victim support system offered by ICE that will ensure services are offered to all victims regardless of immigration status of the victim or perpetrator. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-launches-victims-engagement-and-services-line-vesl Fri, 06/11/2021 - 12:54 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational Phoenix special agent honored with prestigious FBI award for helping combat crime https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/phoenix-special-agent-honored-prestigious-fbi-award-helping-combat-crime The award, considered one of the most prestigious within the FBI, was given to members of the CASTTF for their work in combatting violent crime in Indian Country. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/phoenix-special-agent-honored-prestigious-fbi-award-helping-combat-crime Thu, 05/06/2021 - 09:42 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational Man sentenced for conspiring to assist flight of brother charged with murder of police officer https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/man-sentenced-conspiring-assist-flight-brother-charged-murder-police-officer Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 37, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for conspiring with others to assist his brother in fleeing to Mexico to avoid prosecution for the murder of Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh during a traffic stop and for possessing false immigration documents. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/man-sentenced-conspiring-assist-flight-brother-charged-murder-police-officer Mon, 03/29/2021 - 17:36 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational Wounded, ill or injured vets can help rescue victims of child sexual exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wounded-ill-or-injured-vets-can-help-rescue-victims-child-sexual-exploitation The HERO, or Human Exploitation Rescue Operative corps is an annual initiative managed by the HSI Cyber Crimes Center in partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Association to Protect Children (PROTECT). https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wounded-ill-or-injured-vets-can-help-rescue-victims-child-sexual-exploitation Tue, 03/16/2021 - 17:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE renews, expands fugitive information sharing agreement with Guatemala https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-renews-expands-fugitive-information-sharing-agreement-guatemala ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Assistant Director for Enforcement, Chris Cronen, took part in the ceremonial signing of the Criminal History Information Sharing (CHIS) Addendum Memorandum of Cooperation with the Guatemalan Minister of the Interior Gendri Rocael Reyes Mazariegos.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-renews-expands-fugitive-information-sharing-agreement-guatemala Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:11 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational FY 2020: ICE annual report highlights operational successes in year shrouded by COVID-19 https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/fy-2020-ice-annual-report-highlights-operational-successes-year-shrouded-covid-19 ICE announced Wednesday the agency’s fiscal year 2020 annual report numbers, highlighting trends that underscore the administration’s focus on enforcing immigration laws and leading investigations that threaten or exploit the customs and immigration laws of the United States. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/fy-2020-ice-annual-report-highlights-operational-successes-year-shrouded-covid-19 Wed, 12/23/2020 - 10:59 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational Colorado task force honored with national achievement award https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/colorado-task-force-honored-national-achievement-award RAVEN was recognized for its outstanding work in support of the PSN Program, which has brought important results to the Denver Metropolitan Area. Thanks to the work of the task force, 122 violent offenders were prosecuted in 2019, and another 147 violent offenders were prosecuted this past year. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/colorado-task-force-honored-national-achievement-award Mon, 12/21/2020 - 10:47 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational Computer forensic analysts celebrate 10-year Alive Day https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/computer-forensic-analysts-celebrate-10-year-alive-day Wondering what an Alive Day is? An Alive Day is the anniversary of the date when a veteran almost lost their life in combat. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/computer-forensic-analysts-celebrate-10-year-alive-day Mon, 11/23/2020 - 13:01 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational Portland man charged with assaulting deputy US Marshal with baseball bat during July riot at Federal courthouse https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/portland-man-charged-assaulting-deputy-us-marshal-baseball-bat-during-july-riot Dakotah Ray Horton, 24, has been charged by criminal complaint with one count of assaulting a federal officer. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/portland-man-charged-assaulting-deputy-us-marshal-baseball-bat-during-july-riot Wed, 08/19/2020 - 08:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE HSI, ERO arrest murder suspect in central Virginia https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-ero-arrest-murder-suspect-central-virginia Demetrio Ignacio-Flores, a 38-year-old illegally present Mexican national, is wanted in Oaxaca, Mexico, for the 2010 murder of his wife. HSI Richmond received information indicating Ignacio-Flores was residing in the Richmond-area under an assumed identity. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-ero-arrest-murder-suspect-central-virginia Fri, 08/14/2020 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE launches web page to highlight critical partnerships with law enforcement agencies, industry, others https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-launches-web-page-highlight-critical-partnerships-law-enforcement-agencies The site illustrates that despite the often-reported sanctuary city movement, many law enforcement agencies and other entities understand the operational value and public benefit to finding common ground on which to collaborate, cooperate and share information vital to securing our borders and solving complex criminal investigations. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-launches-web-page-highlight-critical-partnerships-law-enforcement-agencies Thu, 07/30/2020 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE HSI efforts to combat COVID fraud featured on NBC Today Show, ABC Good Morning America https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-efforts-combat-covid-fraud-featured-nbc-today-show-abc-good-morning-america HSI launched a special operation – called Operation Stolen Promise – in April 2020 to protect U.S. consumers from the increasing and evolving threat posed by the pandemic. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-efforts-combat-covid-fraud-featured-nbc-today-show-abc-good-morning-america Fri, 07/17/2020 - 14:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational 7 arrested on charges including assault on law enforcement officers, destruction of federal property, and disorderly conduct https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/7-arrested-charges-including-assault-law-enforcement-officers-destruction-federal Rowan Olsen, 19, of Portland, is charged with disorderly conduct, creating a hazard on federal property, and failing to obey a lawful order; Shant Singh Ahuja, 28, of Oceanside, California, is charged with destruction of federal property; and Andrew Steven Faulkner, 24, of Beaverton, Oregon; Gretchen Margaret Blank, 29, of Seattle, Washington; Christopher Fellini, 31, of Portland; Cody Porter, 28, of Portland; and Taimane Jame Teo, 24, of Eugene, Oregon, are charged with assaulting federal officers. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/7-arrested-charges-including-assault-law-enforcement-officers-destruction-federal Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational Philadelphia woman charged with arson during protests https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/philadelphia-woman-charged-arson-during-protests Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is currently in federal custody and had her initial appearance in federal court yesterday. The government will be filing a motion for the defendant to be detained pending trial. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/philadelphia-woman-charged-arson-during-protests Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE HSI Sarasota special agent honored https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-sarasota-special-agent-honored ICE HSI Special Agent Edison Sorrentini, from the HSI Sarasota office, was honored as Manatee County Officer of the Year by the Manatee Hundred Club in May. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-sarasota-special-agent-honored Mon, 06/08/2020 - 16:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE Denver names new Field Office Director https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-denver-names-new-field-office-director Fabbricatore’s area of responsibility as the FOD for the Denver office includes Colorado and Wyoming, covering over 207,000 square miles of territory with 10 sub-offices. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-denver-names-new-field-office-director Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE responds to recent media coverage regarding family residential centers https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-responds-recent-media-coverage-regarding-family-residential-centers On April 24, ICE was directed by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to make every effort to promptly and safely release juvenile aliens who have suitable custodians and who are not a flight risk or a danger to themselves or others. The court recognized that parents, not the government, should decide whether the juvenile should be released to a sponsor. To comply with this order, ICE was required to check with each of the juveniles – and their parents – in custody at family residential centers (FRCs) to make individual parole determinations with respect to those juveniles. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-responds-recent-media-coverage-regarding-family-residential-centers Thu, 05/21/2020 - 17:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE Air has flown over 1,000 US citizens home amid COVID-19 pandemic https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-has-flown-over-1000-us-citizens-home-amid-covid-19-pandemic U.S. citizens and LPRs occupied the Space Available seats on flights to the United States from El Salvador, Honduras, Colombia and Nicaragua. On April 7, ICE returned 71 U.S. citizens and LPRs from El Salvador, bringing the total to 1,037 returned since March 22. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-has-flown-over-1000-us-citizens-home-amid-covid-19-pandemic Fri, 04/10/2020 - 09:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE Air flew home 113 US citizens and lawful permanent residents from Honduras April 6 amid COVID-19 outbreak https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-flew-home-113-us-citizens-and-lawful-permanent-residents-honduras-april-6 On the return flight to the United States, ICE facilitated the transportation of U.S. citizens in accordance with the OMB Circular A-126 and the DHS MD 0020.1. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-flew-home-113-us-citizens-and-lawful-permanent-residents-honduras-april-6 Wed, 04/08/2020 - 09:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE Air flew home 124 US citizens from El Salvador on April 3 amid COVID-19 outbreak https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-flew-home-124-us-citizens-el-salvador-april-3-amid-covid-19-outbreak On the return flight to the United States, ICE facilitated the transportation of U.S. citizens in accordance with the OMB Circular A-126 and the DHS MD 0020.1. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-flew-home-124-us-citizens-el-salvador-april-3-amid-covid-19-outbreak Tue, 04/07/2020 - 12:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE Air brought home 69 US citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents from Nicaragua and Honduras https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-brought-home-69-us-citizens-and-lawful-permanent-residents-nicaragua-and ICE removed Honduran and Nicaraguan nationals with final orders of removal from the United States to their home countries on April 1. On the return flights to the United States, ICE facilitated the transportation of U.S. citizens and LPRs in accordance with the OMB Circular A-126 and the DHS MD 0020.1. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-brought-home-69-us-citizens-and-lawful-permanent-residents-nicaragua-and Thu, 04/02/2020 - 16:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE Air brought home 114 US citizens from El Salvador March 31 amid COVID-19 outbreak https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-brought-home-114-us-citizens-el-salvador-march-31-amid-covid-19-outbreak On the return flight to the United States, ICE facilitated the transportation of U.S. citizens in accordance with the OMB Circular A-126 and the DHS MD 0020.1. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-brought-home-114-us-citizens-el-salvador-march-31-amid-covid-19-outbreak Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE Air flying home US citizens from Colombia during COVID-19 https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-flying-home-us-citizens-colombia-during-covid-19 ICE removed Colombian nationals with final orders of removal from the United States to their home country March 30. On the return flight to the United States, ICE transported U.S. citizens in accordance with the OMB Circular A-126 and the DHS MD 0020.1. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-flying-home-us-citizens-colombia-during-covid-19 Tue, 03/31/2020 - 18:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE Air flying home 466 US citizens from Central America during COVID-19 outbreak https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-flying-home-466-us-citizens-central-america-during-covid-19-outbreak On the return flights to the United States, ICE facilitated the transportation of U.S. citizens in accordance with the OMB Circular A-126 and the DHS MD 0020.1. In total, ICE brought home 130 US citizens from Honduras on two separate flights, and 127 US citizens from El Salvador. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-flying-home-466-us-citizens-central-america-during-covid-19-outbreak Sat, 03/28/2020 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational ICE Air brought home US citizens from Honduras March 25 amid COVID-19 outbreak https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-brought-home-us-citizens-honduras-march-25-amid-covid-19-outbreak On the return flight to the United States, ICE facilitated the transportation of U.S. citizens in accordance with the OMB Circular A-126 and the DHS MD 0020.1. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-air-brought-home-us-citizens-honduras-march-25-amid-covid-19-outbreak Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Operational