DOJ Announces Arrests in Nationwide College Admissions Scam Involving Alleged Exam Cheating

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts – which represents the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on all federal legal matters in the state – has announced that “dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of …

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Virginia to Repair Holes in State Criminal Records Database Used for Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December of 2018, the Virginia State Crime Commission (VSCC) – a criminal justice agency established in the legislative branch of the state government – released recommendations for the fingerprinting of defendants after 750,000 conviction records were found to be missing from the Virginia state criminal records …

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Virginia Criminal Records Database Used for Background Checks Missing More than 750,000 Cases

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Virginia State Crime Commission staff members “made a stunning discovery” while reviewing the state’s Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE), finding that 750,000 records used for background checks were not in the system maintained by the Virginia State Police, according to a report by The Washington Post.

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DOJ Survey of State Criminal Record Repositories Shows Records Not Always Accurate and Complete

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – which is responsible for enforcement of law and administration of justice in the United States – has released its latest Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems that “includes some disturbing facts on the currency and accuracy of records,” according to …

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ICE Arrests More than 150 Individuals in Northern California Immigration Enforcement Operation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Since February 25, 2018, deportation officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have conducted targeted immigration enforcement operations in the San Francisco, California area and arrested more than 150 individuals who are allegedly in violation of federal U.S. immigration laws, according …

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ICE Operation in Los Angeles Area Results in 212 Arrests

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Deportation officers and special agents from the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested 212 individuals for violating federal immigration laws – with 88 percent of those arrested being convicted criminals – and served 122 notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses in the Los Angeles area …

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ICE Administrative Arrests and Interior Removals Increased During Trump Administration

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released immigration enforcement statistics for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 that are available at “ICE Impact in FY 2017” and reveal that  ICE totaled 143,473 administrative arrests in FY 2017, with 110,568 of those arrests occurring after start of the Administration of …

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ICE May Quadruple Worksite Enforcement Actions Next Year to Better Enforce Immigration Laws

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan has indicated he instructed the investigative unit of ICE, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), to potentially quadruple worksite enforcement actions next year while speaking at an event focused on enforcing immigration laws and strengthening border security, according a video recording …

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Tree Trimming Company to Pay Record $95 Million Fine for Unlawful Employment of Illegal Workers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 28, 2017, Asplundh Tree Experts, Co. – one of the largest privately-held companies in the United States – was sentenced to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $80,000,000.00 and an additional $15,000,000.00 to satisfy civil claims arising out of their failure to comply with U.S. immigration …

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DOJ Settles Immigration Related Discrimination Claim Against Pizza Chain

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States Department of  Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement agreement with Pizzerias, LLC that resolves the DOJ’s investigation into whether the pizza delivery chain based in Miami, Florida violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) with discrimination against work-authorized immigrants when checking their work …

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