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US Department of Homeland Security Enforcement News Update April and May

May 12, 2008
From the US Dept of Homeland Security
Update: ICE describes raid as 'largest in Iowa history'
Postville, Ia. – At least 300 people were arrested today at the Agriprocessors, Inc. meat packing plant, federal officials said. The operation, which targeted people who illegally used other persons Social Security numbers and were in the U.S. illegally, was the largest of its kind in Iowa, said Claude Arnold, a special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The workers arrested so far were interviewed by agents with the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Public Health Service. Public health officials were included to ensure that their humanitarian needs were being met, said U.S. District Attorney Matt M. Dummermuth.  (More....)

Coast Guard Interdicts, Repatriates 79 Cuban Migrants

May 10, 2008 (Miami, Fla.) - The Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 79 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, who were interdicted in four separate events, some involving Customs and Border Protection aircrew

. More at USCG.mil
ICE Agents Arrest 80 in Florida Marriage Fraud Scheme

May 9, 2008 (Orlando, Fla.) - More than 80 individuals involved in various marriage fraud conspiracies throughout Florida were arrested this week following a joint investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). More at ICE.gov

Border Patrol Intercepts 61 Smuggled Mexicans

May 6, 2008 (Campo, Calif.) - U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented a human smuggling attempt, discovering 61 Mexican nationals in the back of a tractor-trailer. More at CBP.gov

Coast Guard Interdicts, Repatriates 61 Cuban Migrants

April 26, 2008 (Miami, Fla.) - The Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 61 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, who were interdicted in four separate events. More at USCG.mil

Coast Guard Repatriates 24 Dominicans, 1 Colombian

April 22, 2008 (San Juan, Puerto Rico) - The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Chincoteague repatriated a Colombian and 24 Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic, following an at-sea interdiction by Department of Homeland Security law enforcement authorities. More at USCG.mil

ICE Agents Arrest More than 300 Poultry Processing Employees

April 17, 2008 (Dallas, Tex.) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested more than 300 foreign national workers at Pilgrim's Pride plants in five states who are suspected of committing identity theft and other criminal violations in order to obtain their jobs. More at ICE.gov

ICE Arrests 11 for Harboring, Detains 45 Illegal Aliens

April 16, 2008 (Buffalo, N.Y.) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents detained 45 illegal aliens at 10 different sites and arrested 11 individuals for conspiring to harbor illegal aliens who were smuggled into the United States to work in Mexican restaurants in four states. This operation involved approximately 130 ICE agents and 30 state and local law enforcement officers and began in May 2006. More at ICE.gov

Coast Guard Cutter Crew Rescues, Repatriates 247 Haitian Migrants

April 15, 2008 (Miami, Fla.) - The crew of the Portsmouth, Va.-based Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane repatriated 247 Haitian migrants to Cap-Haitien, Haiti. More at USCG.mil

and More
Source: DHS Enforcement News
Coast Guard Repatriates 12 Cubans

ICE Arrests 59 Illegal Workers at Luxury Resort

ICE Operation Nets Over 300 Arrests

Coast Guard Interdicts, Repatriates 20 Cuban Migrants

Coast Guard Repatriates 83 Dominicans

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