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Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm

ICE announces 18 new 287(g) agreements in Texas

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) formally announced the signing of 18 new 287(g) agreements throughout the state of Texas at an event attended by Acting ICE Director Tom Homan and sheriffs from each of the 18 counties.

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ICE announces results of Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve

ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers apprehended 650 individuals during a four-day operation, Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve, which targeted individuals who entered the country as unaccompanied alien children and family units. Full Story

ICE arrests 33 in western Michigan operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration violators

A Mexican national arrested in Wyoming, who has a prior conviction for fourth-degree child abuse and two convictions for child neglect, is among the 33 foreign nationals taken into custody during a four-day operation conducted by ICE in western Michigan, targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators. Full Story

Los Angeles-area man sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for enticing girl to take pictures while engaged in sexually explicit acts

A Murrieta man, Curtis Audun Larssen, 33, identified during a probe by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to enticing a Seattle girl to engage in sexually explicit activity that resulted in the production of child pornography. Full Story

Bogus clinic operators charged in scheme to divert massive amounts of prescription narcotics to the black market

The operators of seven sham medical clinics were among 12 defendants taken into custody on federal drug trafficking charges alleging they diverted at least two million prescription pills, including oxycodone and other addictive and dangerous narcotics, to the black market.

The arrests and indictments are the product of a probe by ICE HSI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, IRS Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit. Full Story

Spotlight: Operation Community Shield

Identifying and arresting suspected gang members and their criminal associates has always been a top priority for ICE’s NGU. In 2005, ICE initiated Operation Community Shield, an international law enforcement initiative that combines ICE HSI’s expansive statutory and civil enforcement authorities to combat the growth and proliferation of transnational criminal street gangs, prison gangs and outlaw motorcycle gangs throughout the United States. Learn more

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

ICE is a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities. For more information, visit www.ICE.gov. To report suspicious activity, call 1-866-347-2423 or complete our tip form.