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Jan 26, 2017

Lawsuit: ICE agent raided restaurant to help rival

In July, 2013, Homeland Security investigators raided a popular Las Vegas Korean supper club, detaining its employees for intense hours-long interrogations. According to a lawsuit, they were acting under orders of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent, who portrayed it as a place of “prostitution and human trafficking.” Then, with no federal court order […]

Dec 14, 2016

Law firms field more immigration calls since election

LONG ISLAND — Ever since the election, law firms that focus on immigration — whether assisting individuals, or businesses employing foreign nationals — are spending a lot of time fielding questions from concerned clients. With the Trump administration’s position on immigration unclear, attorneys say they’ve seen a spike in inquiries as clients seek to navigate […]

Jan 4, 2012

Ohio man admits part in sex trafficking

Johnny Ray Davis, most recently a resident of Ohio, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to making a false statement to officers of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Assistant U.S. […]

Nov 30, 2011

ICE issues guidance on deportation priorities

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s principal legal advisor has issued a memo directing all ICE attorneys to begin a systematic review of immigration cases. The review will determine which cases should be slated for deportation proceedings and which should be placed on hold consistent with the Obama administration’s enforcement priorities. In August the administration announced […[...]

Sep 28, 2011

Thousands nabbed in immigration bust

More than 2,900 convicted criminal aliens, including 30 in upstate New York, have been arrested as part of a seven-day national “cross check” enforcement operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The 30 charged in upstate New York had prior criminal convictions ...

Aug 9, 2011

ICE to state: Opting out is not an option

Although the State of New York notified the Department of Homeland Security of its intent to opt out of the federal Secure Communities Program, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton informed Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week ...

May 16, 2011

DOJ lawsuit threat stops Nasdaq/ICE bid for NYSE

NEW YORK — Nasdaq and Intercontinental Exchange on Monday withdrew their joint $11 billion bid for the parent of the New York Stock Exchange after the U.S. Department of Justice informed the companies that it would pursue a lawsuit to block the deal.

May 13, 2011

ICE pulls no-match letters out of deep-freeze

They’re back — but not by popular demand. “They” are “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration, and they’re giving employers a headache. The SSA started sending out no-match letters at the beginning of April ...

May 9, 2011

Nasdaq, ICE seek support for bid for NYSE

NEW YORK CITY — Nasdaq and IntercontinentalExchange are reaching out directly to the shareholders of the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange in its unsolicited bid to acquire the exchange owner.

Mar 18, 2011

Feds apologize after raiding wrong man’s home

BUFFALO — An innocent Buffalo businessman whose home was raided near dawn last week by gun-toting federal agents has received an apology from law enforcement officials. Agents from Immigration & Customs Enforcement working on a child pornography case ...

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