ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Wed, 05 Oct 2022 11:19:28 -0400 Fri, 09/09/2022 - 13:37 North Carolina man sentenced to more than 41 years in prison for production, distribution of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/north-carolina-man-sentenced-more-41-years-prison-production-distribution-child William Thomas Bailey, 42, pled guilty to the charges Jan. 4. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/north-carolina-man-sentenced-more-41-years-prison-production-distribution-child Fri, 09/09/2022 - 13:37 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE launches billboards in Asheville featuring at-large public safety threats https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-launches-billboards-asheville-featuring-large-public-safety-threats U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a billboard campaign today in Asheville, North Carolina, to alert the public of at-large immigration violators who may pose a public safety threat to the community. Several of the individuals were previously arrested or convicted of crimes in the U.S., but were released into the community instead of being transferred into ICE custody pursuant to an immigration detainer. ID No. 23 , ID No. 24 , ID No. 25 , ID No. 26 , ID No. 27 , VOICE Billboard , ID No. 28 https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-launches-billboards-asheville-featuring-large-public-safety-threats Tue, 12/22/2020 - 10:06 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE launches billboards in Charlotte featuring at-large public safety threats https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-launches-billboards-charlotte-featuring-large-public-safety-threats The billboards feature at-large immigration violators who may pose a public safety threat. Released by Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office , Released by Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-launches-billboards-charlotte-featuring-large-public-safety-threats Fri, 11/06/2020 - 17:06 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE announces more targeted arrests of criminal aliens in Mecklenburg County, many shielded by North Carolina non-cooperation policies https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-more-targeted-arrests-criminal-aliens-mecklenburg-county-many-shielded ICE announced Monday that 12 criminal aliens were arrested in as part of a targeted enforcement operation by its Fugitive Operations Teams in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, from Sept. 21 to 25. Six of these arrests included criminals with active ICE detainers who instead of being transferred into federal custody were released back into the community where they were free to reoffend until their capture. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-more-targeted-arrests-criminal-aliens-mecklenburg-county-many-shielded Mon, 09/28/2020 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina 19 aliens charged with voter fraud in North Carolina following ICE investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/19-aliens-charged-voter-fraud-north-carolina-following-ice-investigation A federal grand jury in Wilmington charged seven foreign nationals on August 31 on federal felony charges including falsely claiming U.S. citizenship or making false statements on voter registration application, and with misdemeanor charges of unlawfully casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/19-aliens-charged-voter-fraud-north-carolina-following-ice-investigation Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE HSI Charlotte nets 125 human trafficking arrests in FY 2019 https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-charlotte-nets-125-human-trafficking-arrests-fy-2019 While human trafficking can occur in a variety of scenarios and industries, indicators of trafficking activities often look the same across cases. Educating the public to recognize the signs is crucial to identifying victims and bringing traffickers to justice. HSI developed the Strategic Trafficking Outreach Program (S.T.O.P.) to raise awareness, as well as educate the public on how to report instances of suspected trafficking. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-charlotte-nets-125-human-trafficking-arrests-fy-2019 Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE HSI Charlotte, law enforcement partners arrest 10 as part of Operation Vigilant Shepherd https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-charlotte-law-enforcement-partners-arrest-10-part-operation-vigilant-0 From Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, as part of Operation Vigilant Shepherd, HSI Charlotte targeted predators who tried to entice juveniles to provide child pornography or engage in illicit sexual activities. The operation took place at several locations in York County, including a residence. ICE HSI Charlotte, law enforcement partners arrest 10 as part of Operation Vigilant Shepherd https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-charlotte-law-enforcement-partners-arrest-10-part-operation-vigilant-0 Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE captures Mexican illegal alien released by Mecklenburg County despite conviction for felony death by motor vehicle in DWI-related crash https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-captures-mexican-illegal-alien-released-mecklenburg-county-despite-conviction ICE arrested unlawfully present Mexican national Jose Barajas-Diaz, during a targeted enforcement action Friday, one week after the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office refused to honor an ICE detainer, and instead released Mr. Barajas-Diaz from local criminal custody following his conviction for felony death by motor vehicle. ICE captures Mexican illegal alien released by Mecklenburg County despite conviction for felony death by motor vehicle in DWI-related crash https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-captures-mexican-illegal-alien-released-mecklenburg-county-despite-conviction Mon, 11/04/2019 - 19:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE announces Wake County criminal offenders shielded by current non-cooperation policy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-wake-county-criminal-offenders-shielded-current-non-cooperation-policy ICE maintains that cooperation with local law enforcement is essential to protecting public safety, and the agency aims to work cooperatively with local jurisdictions to ensure that criminal aliens are not released into U.S. communities to commit additional crimes. ICE announces Wake County criminal offenders shielded by current non-cooperation policy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-wake-county-criminal-offenders-shielded-current-non-cooperation-policy Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE captures Salvadoran illegal alien released by Buncombe County despite conviction for child sex offense https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-captures-salvadoran-illegal-alien-released-buncombe-county-despite-conviction Mr. Ramirez Torres was initially arrested in April 2017 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on an outstanding warrant for felony indecent liberties with a child. ICE lodged an immigration detainer against him with Buncombe County in May 2017. Along with the detainer form, ICE provided Buncombe County with an administrative arrest warrant. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-captures-salvadoran-illegal-alien-released-buncombe-county-despite-conviction Wed, 10/30/2019 - 19:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE announces more Mecklenburg County criminal offenders shielded by current non-cooperation policy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-more-mecklenburg-county-criminal-offenders-shielded-current-non As these persons remain in local custody, should Mecklenburg County reconsider its non-cooperation policy, there is still time to prevent the release of these individuals and instead work cooperatively to protect public safety. ICE announces more Mecklenburg County criminal offenders shielded by current non-cooperation policy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-more-mecklenburg-county-criminal-offenders-shielded-current-non Fri, 10/25/2019 - 07:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE arrests 1 during Operation No Safe Haven in North Carolina https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-1-during-operation-no-safe-haven-north-carolina ERO Charlotte officers arrested an individual from Central America affiliated with an organization engaged in documented human rights atrocities against citizens in their country of origin. The individual will be removed from United States. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-1-during-operation-no-safe-haven-north-carolina Fri, 09/06/2019 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE captures Honduran fugitive criminal alien released by Mecklenburg County despite rape and child sex offense charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-captures-honduran-fugitive-criminal-alien-released-mecklenburg-county-despite ICE arrested fugitive Oscar Pacheco, 33, a Honduran national, and repeat immigration violator during a targeted enforcement operation in Mecklenburg County August 9, nearly two months after the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office refused to honor an ICE detainer, or even notify ICE of the release, and instead released Pacheco from local criminal custody following his arrest on first-degree rape and indecent liberties with a minor charges. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-captures-honduran-fugitive-criminal-alien-released-mecklenburg-county-despite Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina Federal, state, local law enforcement agencies partner with nonprofits to rescue trafficking victims prior to Memorial Day Weekend race event https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/federal-state-local-law-enforcement-agencies-partner-nonprofits-rescue-trafficking As part of the operation, law enforcement teams engaged with more than 15 potential human trafficking victims and gathered intelligence on potential traffickers. Eleven victims agreed to provide details on their situations to law enforcement, and several victims were paired with victim service representatives who can help the victims rebuild their lives through access to housing, medical care, legal assistance, transportation and more. Federal, state, local law enforcement agencies partner with nonprofits to rescue trafficking victims prior to Memorial Day Weekend race event , Federal, state, local law enforcement agencies partner with nonprofits to rescue trafficking victims prior to Memorial Day Weekend race event , Federal, state, local law enforcement agencies partner with nonprofits to rescue trafficking victims prior to Memorial Day Weekend race event https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/federal-state-local-law-enforcement-agencies-partner-nonprofits-rescue-trafficking Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina Greensboro daycare employee arrested on child exploitation charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/greensboro-daycare-employee-arrested-child-exploitation-charges U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Winston-Salem and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation arrested Alyson Brooke Saunders Friday morning. Saunders faces the following state charges: four counts of indecent liberties with a minor, six counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of sexual offense with a child by an adult, and two counts of crime against nature. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/greensboro-daycare-employee-arrested-child-exploitation-charges Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina Federal, state law enforcement agencies partner with nonprofits to rescue trafficking victims prior to NBA All-Star 2019 https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/federal-state-law-enforcement-agencies-partner-nonprofits-rescue-trafficking-victims Representatives from a variety of federal and state law enforcement agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations hit the streets of Charlotte early Thursday morning to target potential human traffickers and aid victims in the hours leading up to NBA All-Star 2019. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/federal-state-law-enforcement-agencies-partner-nonprofits-rescue-trafficking-victims Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE arrests fugitive alien in NC wanted on multiple Maryland rape charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-fugitive-alien-nc-wanted-multiple-maryland-rape-charges In collaboration with officers from ERO Baltimore, an ERO Charlotte Fugitive Operations Team located Alfredo Carreon-Lopez at a Forsyth County business Friday. Carreon is suspected to have fled the Baltimore area following the issuance of a Maryland state arrest warrant on charges of first-degree rape, second-degree rape, sexual abuse of a minor, first and second-degree assault, and multiple additional sexual offense charges. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-fugitive-alien-nc-wanted-multiple-maryland-rape-charges Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina 19 foreign nationals indicted for illegally voting in 2016 elections https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/19-foreign-nationals-indicted-illegally-voting-2016-elections Nineteen foreign nationals were charged with unlawfully voting in the 2016 elections Friday, and a U.S. citizen was charged with aiding and abetting an alien to falsely claim U.S. citizenship to register to vote. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/19-foreign-nationals-indicted-illegally-voting-2016-elections Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE locates, arrests sex offender after NC county refuses to honor detainer https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-locates-arrests-sex-offender-after-nc-county-refuses-honor-detainer Udiel Aguilar-Castellanos, an unlawfully present Mexican national subject to a final order of removal issued by a federal immigration judge in January 2015, was arrested at his Carrboro, North Carolina, residence Monday morning by a Raleigh-based ICE Fugitive Operations Team. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-locates-arrests-sex-offender-after-nc-county-refuses-honor-detainer Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE arrests previously deported child sex offender in North Carolina https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-previously-deported-child-sex-offender-north-carolina ICE's ERO arrested a previously deported Mexican national and convicted child sex offender Thursday in Greensboro, North Carolina. Alejandro Cortez-Lezo, an unlawfully present Mexican national, was arrested outside his Greensboro residence Thursday morning by a Greensboro-area ICE Fugitive Operations Team. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-previously-deported-child-sex-offender-north-carolina Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina HSI personnel feel at home in Wilmington https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-personnel-feel-home-wilmington For those who call it home, including personnel from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Wilmington field office, the area’s southern charm provides the perfect combination of being a great place to live and work. HSI personnel feel at home in Wilmington , HSI personnel feel at home in Wilmington https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-personnel-feel-home-wilmington Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE removes Mexican man following sentence for death of North Carolina man https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-mexican-man-following-sentence-death-north-carolina-man Bonifacio Cano Perez, 43, an illegally present Mexican national, entered ICE custody Aug. 22. He was subsequently ordered removed from the United States by a federal immigration judge Oct. 3, after receiving appropriate legal process before the federal immigration courts. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-mexican-man-following-sentence-death-north-carolina-man Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina ICE arrests Honduran fugitive wanted for machete murders of 2 men https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-honduran-fugitive-wanted-machete-murders-2-men Francisco Escobar-Orellana, an unlawfully present Honduran national, was arrested by ICE deportation officers Tuesday morning near his Hope Mills residence during a targeted enforcement operation in concert with ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agents. ICE arrests Honduran fugitive wanted for machete murders of 2 men https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-honduran-fugitive-wanted-machete-murders-2-men Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina Charlotte-area MS-13 gang members sentenced to life in prison following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/charlotte-area-ms-13-gang-members-sentenced-life-prison-following-ice-hsi Miguel Zelaya, 22, an unlawfully present Honduran national, and Luis Ordonez-Vega, 37, a Guatemalan national, were both sentenced to life in prison Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. A federal jury in Charlotte previously convicted both men in April on conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity (RICO), murder in aid of racketeering, use or carry of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence resulting in death. Charlotte-area MS-13 gang members sentenced to life in prison following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/charlotte-area-ms-13-gang-members-sentenced-life-prison-following-ice-hsi Tue, 11/01/2016 - 09:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina Fugitive Charlotte drug trafficker sentenced following ICE investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/fugitive-charlotte-drug-trafficker-sentenced-following-ice-investigation Reginald Glenn Patterson, 45, of Los Angeles, was also ordered to serve 10 years supervised release following the completion of his prison sentence by U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/fugitive-charlotte-drug-trafficker-sentenced-following-ice-investigation Thu, 10/13/2016 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - North Carolina