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Thread: Immigration fraud/criminal investigations number is 1-800-829-0433 USE IT!

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    The INS fraud/criminal investigations number is 1-800-829-0433 nationwide. USE IT. They can be more effective than the INS in many cases and will do the investigative work.

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    The INS fraud/criminal investigations number is 1-800-829-0433 nationwide. USE IT. They can be more effective than the INS in many cases and will do the investigative work.

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    HOT THREAD THIS ONE!

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    Fake marriages and asylum cases begin to get real careful about everything irregular they do

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    Good! Every concerned USC should use this number to report fraudulent/criminal activity!

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    I'm so happy people are coming to their senses on this forum and are reporting criminal and fraudulent immigration activity!

    God Bless America!

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    Here are the numbers for each District Office:

    http://discuss.ilw.com/eve/forums?a=...533#3826070533

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    Deport criminal and fraud-perpetuating aliens!

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    We want America clean!

    God Bless America!

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    The Immigration Investigations program is the component of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) responsible for interior enforcement and anti-smuggling operations. It may be compared to the plain-clothes detective divisions of state, county or local police departments.Investigations Special Agents rely on research of public records, interviews, informants, covert surveillance, as well as undercover and task force operations to initiate criminal prosecutions or administrative actions, such as removal. Also, on a more limited basis, Border Patrol Agents and Inspectors may conduct investigations along the border, in addition to their primary functions.

    Many investigations may involve individual violators and single or limited charges. However, many investigations result in multiple charges against the individual perpetrators. There is a great deal of emphasis focused on the investigation of criminal organizations, led by or involving illegal aliens. Many of the cases investigated involve violators associated with large-scale, highly organized criminal organizations engaged in one or more illegal activities, such as alien smuggling, document counterfeiting, immigration benefit fraud, prostitution, drug trafficking, and involuntary servitude, among others. Also, Special Agents are permanent members of multi-agency task force operations focusing on alien gangs, drug trafficking and terrorism.

    Criminal Aliens

    Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) removal (also known as deportation) proceedings can be initiated against aliens who are convicted of or involved in certain criminal, immoral, drug or terrorist related acts. Criminal aliens may have been admitted to the United States legally or may have entered illegally. Aliens unlawfully in the United States are subject to removal regardless of whether they commit or are convicted of a crime.

    There has been little disagreement on the removal of illegal aliens involved in criminal activity. The significant and undesirable impact of criminal alien activity on the nation has been recognized for some time. Congressional acknowledgement has resulted in significant changes in the INA since 1986, providing resources and mandates to attack the rising criminal alien problem.

    The interior enforcement program has focused much effort on the capture and removal of criminal aliens by devoting resources to:

    Community task forces involving other law enforcement agencies to address local criminal activity involving aliens;
    Drug task forces with other law enforcement agencies to fight drug trafficking, particularly organized groups that are mostly run by aliens;
    Establish a regular or permanent presence at correctional facilities to identify and process for removal incarcerated aliens immediately upon release from prison;
    Establishing a central contact point for law enforcement agencies to enable them to determine if the alien they have in custody is illegally in the United States and, if so, obtain ICE assistance.

    Criminal activities within certain alien populations are exacerbated by the emergence of non-traditional organized crime groups. This expansion of alien related crime is made more severe by the increasing sophistication and complexity of criminal organizations. Throughout the law enforcement community increased emphasis is being placed on combating these emerging crime groups. The Investigations Division has a unique and essential role in these efforts. Through years of experience ICE special agents have developed valued expertise in dealing with foreign nationals. Removal from the United States is a powerful tool that can be used against foreign-born nationals involved in criminal activities, regardless of whether they have attained permanent resident status lawfully or through fraud or are illegal aliens.

    Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons

    Aliens enter the United States illegally in one of two ways: on their own or they are smuggled or trafficked into this country. Smugglers or traffickers fit into two basic groups: (1) Friends, relatives or other interested people may assist illegal entry for personal reasons or for monetary gain; and (2) organized smuggling or trafficking rings. The latter generally exists to make money: either from the cost of the transporting smuggled or trafficked aliens; or by forcing the smuggled or trafficked persons to work as indentured servants. Frequently, the smugglers or traffickers transport the aliens with little or no concern for their welfare with devastating results, such as unnecessary injury or death of aliens. Other smuggled or trafficked aliens have been forced, under the threat of physical harm or being exposed to immigration authorities, to live and work in miserable conditions, even being forced into prostitution. Our Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act home page provides information on what we are doing to stop these practices and assist victims.

    ICE investigates all types of smuggling, but more emphasis is placed on organized smuggling that is composed of both small and large rings. The smaller groups tend to smuggle mostly large numbers of Mexican nationals. The larger groups are active internationally, primarily smuggling nationals from countries other than Mexico, charging significantly higher fees, and are frequently involved in other criminal activities. Of course, it should be noted that some large organizations do smuggle Mexican nationals into the United States.

    According to the November 1999 Intelligence Assessment, Colombian, Nigerian, Albanian, and Russian organized crime groups consider the United States as fertile ground for myriad criminal activities. Russian organized crime activities, including the suspected smuggling of Russian prostitutes, have expanded into major mid-western metropolitan areas, and Chinese organized crime groups control the smuggling of People's Republic of China (PRC) nationals into the United States.

    Targeting major alien smuggling or trafficking organizations for investigation and prosecution reduces smuggling or trafficking entries and promotes deterrence. The ICE coordinates anti-smuggling efforts of all divisions, including Investigations offices, overseas offices, Inspections at ports-of-entry, and Border Patrol units between ports-of-entry. Additionally, major investigations are frequently conducted with the cooperation and assistance of other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as appropriate bureaus of foreign governments.

    Anti-smuggling agents apply specialized knowledge of foreign languages and cultures, and utilize sophisticated investigative techniques to successfully infiltrate and dismantle high level criminal organizations engaged in alien smuggling and serious crimes.

    Community Response

    The need for federal immigration programs' involvement in the enforcement of our nation's laws has increased dramatically within the last decade. As more and more law enforcement agencies (LEAs) request ICE assistance in dealing with immigration-related issues within their areas of jurisdiction, the ability to respond is critical. The majority of these contacts are requests for assistance in the removal of individual criminal aliens, responses to the discovery of one of more aspects of alien smuggling operations, or assistance in the conduct of complex criminal investigations involving aliens. Failure to adequately respond to these requests may result in the erosion of public safety and national security.

    Community relations encompass the realm of our enforcement efforts and touch all of those individuals and organizations with which we interact during the performance of our duties. Therefore, implementation of effective community relations and enforcement initiatives, along with the deployment of mutually beneficial, automated identification systems have unlimited potential for both immigration enforcement programs and LEAs.

    To augment immigration field offices facing the ever increasing problem of the unlawful presence of foreign nationals in of the United States, ICE has established Quick Response Teams (QRTs) in certain communities. The QRTs are a critical element of the Interior Enforcement Strategy and may be compared to the Resident Agent offices of the FBI, DEA, and ATF that are located in the heartland of the nation. The teams are strategically placed in locations along smuggling corridors used by smugglers to bring in aliens or in communities suffering from a growing illegal migration problem, either transient or resident. They are staffed by special agents and detention and removal officers to respond in a timely and effective manner to the local community needs. The teams enhance the Interior Enforcement Strategy's goals to identify and remove illegal and criminal aliens, disrupt and prosecute alien smuggling, and build community partnerships through effective community policing and outreach efforts.

    Fraud

    The nation's right to determine who may cross its borders, and preserve the integrity of that process is at the heart of fraud investigations. The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (BCBP) controls the admissibility of aliens into the United States. However, the use of fraud is pervasive, as the unabated desire of foreign nationals to emigrate to the United States by any means possible continues to generate many thousands of incidences of fraud each year to circumvent the legal process.

    Investigative emphasis is placed on identifying and prosecuting cases involving the manufacture, distribution and use of counterfeit or altered immigration and identity documents to various misrepresentation schemes, including identity, relationships or other material facts.

    Immigration fraud takes many forms, but generally falls into two broad categories: document fraud and benefit application fraud.

    Document fraud encompasses the counterfeiting, sale, and/or use of identity documents or breeder documents such as birth certificates and social security cards, alien registration documents and stamps, passports and visas, and other documents and paperwork used to circumvent the immigration laws. Essentially, document fraud seeks to avoid detection.

    Benefit application fraud involves the willful misrepresentation of a material fact to gain an immigration benefit in the absence of lawful entitlement. In point of fact, document fraud and benefit application fraud are often part of a continuum. Simply put, one tends to beget the other. Essentially, document fraud utilizes fraudulent documents to avoid detection to gain entry to the United States whereas benefit application fraud seeks to obtain some type of legal status, an immigration benefit. In other words, document fraud seeks to avoid detection while benefit fraud seeks legal acceptance. That legal acceptance or legal status is likely to be achieved using fraudulent documents.

    Although many individual aliens seek to avoid detection through fraudulent documents, other aliens are involved in criminal activities of much greater magnitude. These aliens are frequently members of criminal groups/organizations that try to manipulate the system to perpetrate criminal schemes. Increasingly, fraudulent documents and fraudulently obtained immigration status are used by criminal aliens to facilitate illegal activities such as drug trafficking, violent crime, evasion of employer sanctions, and the perpetration of entitlement fraud.

    Worksite Enforcement

    The landmark 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) legislation changed forever the concept of traditional immigration interior enforcement, making it unlawful to employ an individual without verifying the identity and employment eligibility of an employee at the time of hire, thereby shifting emphasis from the alien violator to the employer.

    The goal of worksite enforcement is removal of the "magnet" that attracts or pulls many aliens to enter and/or remain illegally in the United States. Many illegal entrants and status violators come solely for the job opportunities available in the United States labor market. With effective enforcement of sanctions (a tiered system of civil money and criminal penalties) the pull effect is reduced and jobs are preserved for United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

    The current enforcement strategy is to focus primarily on worksite enforcement investigations that involve alien smuggling, human rights abuses and other criminal violations. Additionally, ICE continues to conduct administrative investigations of employers who are violating the law but do not meet the threshold for criminal prosecution. More specifically, these investigations focus primarily on employers who commit substantive violations of the employment-related provisions of the INA. Agents arrest and identify unauthorized aliens at the worksite only as a result of criminal and administrative investigations of employers, not as a primary targeting strategy.

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