• Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced arrests of 23 individuals and charges against 26 people accused of operating an international alien smuggling ring. The defendants are charged with transportation of illegal aliens from China to the U.S., money laundering related to alien smuggling and employment of illegal workers. If convicted, the defendants face sentences of 5 to 20 years in prison, depending on the gravity of specific charges.
  • ICE has recently arrested 78 convicted criminal aliens in Colorado. A three-day targeted enforcement operation was conducted by ICE's agents, in cooperation with various state agencies, throughout Colorado. At least nine of those arrested are expected to be prosecuted for illegal reentry into the U.S. after having been previously deported, which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.