immigration and customs enforcement

US seizes stolen statues from Indian art dealer


July 28th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 28 (IANS) US authorities have seized several stolen sandstone and bronze statues and other cultural artefacts with an estimated value of more than $20 million from a ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi not be deported to India: report


June 19th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
North Brunswick (New Jersey), June 19 (IANS) Indian-American Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, would not be deported to India on completion of his sentence for spying on his gay ... Read more...

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India highlights ‘human dimension’ of adopted woman facing deportation


May 26th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Highlighting the "human dimension" of an adopted Indian American woman who faces deportation 30 years after she came here, India has asked the US to ensure ... Read more...

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US immigration agency creates ombudsman’s post


February 8th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tuesday designated Andrew Lorenzen-Strait to be the agency's first public advocate as part of "ongoing detention reform and other enforcement-related ... Read more...

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Mexican gangs using kids to smuggle drugs to US


January 9th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) Children and teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17 are being recruited by Mexico's drug cartels to smuggle narcotics into the US and also ... Read more...

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US launches hotline for detained immigrants


December 31st, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS/EFE) The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement department has launched a telephone hotline for immigrants detained in the country to inform them of their rights and allow ... Read more...

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US shuts down 150 websites to fight counterfeiting


November 29th, 2011 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) US authorities have shut down 150 websites engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods and copyrighted works, Xinhua reported.The operation, executed by the ... Read more...

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India seeks fair treatment of Tri-valley students


October 25th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked US authorities to view the cases of hundreds of Indian students affected by the closure of "sham" Tri-Valley University ... Read more...

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435 Indian students of Tri-valley get transfers to other schools


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) US authorities have approved the transfer of 435 Indian students of the Tri-Valley University to other institutions, indicating some progress in addressing the plight of nearly ... Read more...

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US deported 396,000 in 2011 fiscal year


October 19th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS/EFE) The US government deported a record 396,000 people in the 2011 fiscal year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday.Almost 55 percent of the foreigners deported, ... Read more...

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9/11 changed life along US-Mexico border


September 11th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Arizona, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) The terror attack of Sep 11, 2001, forever changed the dynamics of life along the US-Mexico border with increased militarisation, use of technology and sanctions against ... Read more...

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Obama’s uncle held for drunken driving


August 30th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) A long lost uncle of President Barack Obama, arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, is being held without bail though he told police he planned ... Read more...

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Indian Canadian wanted in 1999 slaying arrested in US


August 24th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A Indian-Canadian truck driver who had been sought for more than 12 years in the slaying of his former Indian girlfriend in Canada has been arrested ... Read more...

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US warns Indian students about “predatory visa fraud rings”


July 30th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) As another US university came under the scanner, the United States asked Indian students to be alert to the existence of "predatory visa fraud rings and ... Read more...

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‘US probe against university, not Indian students’


July 29th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) With the US immigration authorities raiding the University of Northern Virginia (UNVA) on suspicion of visa fraud, the external affairs ministry here said Friday that ... Read more...

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US varsity with hundreds of Indian students under scanner (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Another US educational institution with hundreds of Indian students has come under the scanner with dozens of agents raiding offices at the University of Northern ... Read more...

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Another US varsity with hundreds of Indian students under scanner


July 29th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Another US educational institution with hundreds of Indian students has come under the scanner with dozens of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raiding offices at the ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican charged with pimping teen girls


July 15th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, July 15 (IANS/EFE) A Puerto Rican man has been arrested on charges of acting as a pimp for teenage girls, authorities said.Rommel Cintron Pons, alias "Peluquin", was arrested ... Read more...

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Pakistani tied to failed Times Square bombing deported


May 23rd, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported a Pakistani man arrested during the investigation last year into the failed Times Square bombing after he pleaded ... Read more...

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Tri-Valley University head indicted in visa fraud


May 4th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The president of the California-based Tri-Valley University, whose closure affected nearly 1,500 Indian students, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on the allegations of ... Read more...

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Delta employees arrested in Detroit airport for international drug smuggling


April 29th, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by BNO News
DETROIT, MICHIGAN (BNO NEWS) -- Federal agents on Thursday arrested 12 people, including ten current or former Delta Airlines employees, for their alleged participation in international drug trafficking operations at airports in ... Read more...

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Actress sent to jail for Green Card marriage


April 27th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actress Fernanda Romero, who was charged with fraudulently getting married to obtain legal status in the US, will have to spend a month in ... Read more...

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40 migrants detained in raids on US restaurant chain


April 21st, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Tucson (US), April 21 (IANS/EFE) A total of 40 workers, presumably undocumented immigrants, and the owners of a Mexican restaurant chain were arrested Wednesday in raids by US Immigration and ... Read more...

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U.S. and Mexico offer $5.8 million reward for information regarding shootings of 2 ICE agents


March 31st, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States and Mexico on Wednesday offered rewards totaling $5.84 million for information that leads to the capture of the gunmen involved in the shootings of ... Read more...

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Radio collars removed from 12 Indian Tri-Valley students: MEA


March 15th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.15 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in response to a notice from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has informed that radio collars have been removed from 12 ... Read more...

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US returns seized ancient artifacts to China


March 12th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.12 (ANI): The United States has returned over a dozen ancient artifacts to China, after they were seized by law enforcement officers from illegal traffickers as part of Operation Great Wall, ... Read more...

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US arranging transfer of Tri-Valley students: Krishna


March 9th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The US has started the process of transferring Indian students from the troubled Tri-Valley University to other American universities, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday."The ... Read more...

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Homeland Security ponders fate of Tri-Valley students


March 5th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) The fate of hundreds of Indian students of a sham US university not implicated in the investigation of visa fraud by the closed school is under ... Read more...

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US, India working to resolve woes of closed varsity students


March 4th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) US authorities have agreed to work closely with the Indian embassy here for early resolution of the problems faced by hundreds of Indian students affected by ... Read more...

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Obama to meet Mexican President to sort out ‘tense’ relations


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3(ANI): US President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon are set to meet to sort out heightened tensions over violence on their shared borders.However, no major breakthroughs are ... Read more...

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India raises issue of sham US varsity students


February 14th, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has sought US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal intervention to ensure that the interests of over 1,500 Indian students ... Read more...

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Krishna assures all help to duped Tri-Valley University students


February 13th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 13 (ANI): Assuring all help to the duped students of California-based Tri-Valley University (TVU), External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said that the government through its Embassy in ... Read more...

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Three choices for sham US varsity students; radio tags come off 2 Indians


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) US immigration authorities removed radio tags of a couple of Indian students of a sham university in California as it asked all duped students to contact ... Read more...

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US asks duped sham varsity students to look for options


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) US immigration authorities have asked duped students of a sham university in California, most of them from India, to contact them directly to find out what ... Read more...

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Thousands of Indians entering US illegally through Mexico: Report


February 7th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Thousands of immigrants from India have crossed into the United States illegally in the last year through Mexico using what the Los Angeles Times calls ... Read more...

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