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August 13, 2006

ICE Announces Seven New Fugitive Operations Teams

Here is a sign of things to come;

ICE Assistant Secretary Julie L. Myers announced that seven new ICE Fugitive Operations teams are now operating in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, Phoenix, Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, NC, bringing the total number of teams nationwide to 45. Although based in specific regional offices, these teams have federal authority and nationwide jurisdiction and can be deployed to conduct operations anywhere in the country. They use intelligence-based information and leads to find, arrest, and place into removal proceedings aliens subject to removal orders. According to ICE, the teams prioritize their efforts to arrest aliens according to public safety criteria and other factors. By the end of September, a total of 52 Fugitive Operations teams are scheduled to be operational nationwide. The Administration's fiscal year 2007 proposed budget would allow ICE to deploy an additional 18 teams.


Posted by VisaLawyer at August 13, 2006 01:22 PM


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