Friday, August 14, 2009

News From U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

ICE breaks up sex trafficking ring in Long Island
Owners and managers of two bars accused of sex trafficking and alien harboring

NEW YORK - Two owners and the manager of two bars in Long Island are under arrest following an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation. The three defendants are accused of trafficking young women and forcing them into prostitution.

50 indicted as part of national marriage fraud scheme
Individuals entered into sham marriages to gain citizenship

CINCINNATI - Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today began locating and arresting 50 people named in 27 federal indictments charging them with participating in a Cincinnati-based scheme to arrange sham marriages in order to evade U.S. immigration laws. Those indicted include 23 people who are in the United States illegally and 27 U.S. citizens they married.
33 individuals were subsequently taken into federal custody.

Brazilian sentenced for illegally bringing aliens into the United States

SEATTLE - A Brazilian national was sentenced to five months in federal prison for bringing people into the United States illegally, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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