Volume 4, Issue 3 ( PDF Version )
287(g) Program Trains State and Local Law Enforcement To Identify Criminal Aliens
ICE Seizes Cocaine at Newark, N. J. Airport
Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act delegates authority to state and local law enforcement agencies, permitting designated officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions provided that these officers receive appropriate training and function under the supervision of sworn U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.
Earlier this month, ICE agents seized 34 kilograms of cocaine at Newark's Liberty International Airport, inbound from the Dominican Republic and arrested four individuals.
U. S. No Haven for Human Rights Violators
Late last month, Gonzalo Guevara-Cerritos was returned to El Salvador. He was a former Salvadoran army lieutenant convicted of participating in the Salvadoran military's 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests. Guevara was arrested by ICE at a motel near the UCLA campus in October 2006 after the agency received a tip about his possible whereabouts. Guevara illegally entered the United States in January 2005.
Fugitive Operations Teams Active Across the Country
ICE Fugitive Operations Teams identify dangerous fugitive and criminal aliens and place them in removal proceedings. Removing these aliens from streets and neighborhoods is an agency-wide initiative that improves national security and reduces local crime rates.
Arms and Strategic Technology Investigations Yield Convictions
Sentences were handed down on both coasts in early May 2007 for persons convicted of arms and strategic technology export crimes.
Leib Kohn, age 68, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced in New Haven, Conn. to 30 days of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release. Kohn had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act by sending military components out of the United States without the required authorization from the U.S. Government. Kohn and his companies have also paid a fine in the amount of $25,000.
Document and Benefit Fraud Efforts Expand/Produce Results
One year after establishing successful document and benefit fraud task forces in 11 major U.S. cities, six more are being added in Baltimore, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco and Tampa. The task forces primarily target two types of crimes, document fraud and benefit fraud. These task forces have initiated 541 investigations, 350 indictments, 456 criminal arrests and 243 convictions as of mid-April 2007.
Most Wanted Fugitive
Most Wanted Fugitive: Fabio Enrique Ochoa Vasco