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Topic: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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May 15, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Paroled Wah Mee Massacre participant deported to Hong Kong

Wai Chiu “Tony” Ng, who 31 years ago participated in the worst mass killing in Seattle history, has been deported to Hong Kong following his parole from prison, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Ng came to the U.S. in 1970 from Hong Kong to find work and eventually fell in with…

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May 13, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Korean man deported for human smuggling

Immigration authorities have deported a Tacoma man who facilitated the smuggling of South Korean nationals into the United States. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that 30-year-old Sung Hoon Ha was deported Monday after he pleaded guilty in December 2013 to “inducing an alien to unlawfully enter” the U.S. Ha had been under investigation for a…

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March 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith seeks answers in Tacoma detainees’ hunger strike

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith said he’s pushing for answers from officials at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma over concerns raised by detainees who have been on a hunger strike there for a week. The strike — over food options, pay and other conditions at the facility — has drawn broad attention from immigrant-rights and social-justice…

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March 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Detained immigrants must have bond hearings, judge rules

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government cannot keep certain immigrants locked up at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma without granting them a bond hearing. The Department of Homeland Security routinely detains immigrants it apprehends for months, sometimes years –in one case a decade — after those people have resolved their criminal cases…

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March 8, 2014 at 11:06 AM

750 detainees start hunger strike at ICE detention center in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed that 750 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center have refused to eat and say they are on a hunger strike. An immigrant activist says the hunger strike started Friday as a protest of deportations as well as center conditions. Activist Maru Mora says the…

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April 25, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Feds allege Renton man sold fake Chihuly art over the Internet

A 35-year-old Renton man was arrested this morning for allegedly selling counterfeit Dale Chihuly art through the Internet, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to a criminal complaint, Michael Little sold various pieces of glass art and paintings that he represented were the work of Chihuly via eBay in 2011 and 2012.  The artwork bore a signature that…

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August 21, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Feds: Man posed as immigration officer in Seattle

The Associated Press Authorities say they believe a man spent years posing as an immigration officer in the Seattle-Tacoma area and used threats to coerce undocumented immigrants into doing what he wanted. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Tuesday they’re looking for possible victims of 36-year-old Jose Antonio Haughton, better known as “Panama.” Haughton is being…

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June 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Jamaican arrested in Seattle is repatriated on murder charge

The Associated Press KINGSTON, Jamaica – U.S. authorities have repatriated a former police officer from Jamaica charged with murder. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 34-year-old Carlington David Richards fled Jamaica days before his court appearance last year. The agency said in a statement Friday that Richards entered the U.S. on a visitor visa that has since…

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March 29, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Dozens busted, drugs seized in multi-state raids

Two major drug rings were the focus of a two-day raid that led to the arrest of 36 suspects in Western Washington and the seizure of drugs, cash and guns, according to federal authorities. Additional suspects were arrested in New York, Utah and Arizona. On Wednesday, 19 people were arrested locally and another suspect was arrested in…

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