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HANFORD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES: The shocking case of a five-year-old autistic child who was snatched out of her own home by a man claiming to be the father has recently come to light. The gravity of this story is too strong to be ignored, as this is a classic case of humiliation, dehumanization, and racism. The story of Aria Nicole is the epitome of injustice and the flawed execution of the law.
Aria Nicole was born to Jamie, an intellectually disabled young woman. The baby was showered with love and affection from her mother’s immediate family, Jennifer, i.e., Jamie’s biological sister. Jennifer was moved with compassion and love for the child, and so since the day of this baby’s birth, Jennifer felt compelled to become a part of her life. Knowing her sister’s needs, Jennifer looked after her niece, treating her like her own child.
Image: Aria with her aunt Jennifer. Image credit: CSI Secure solutions
But trouble entered this family the very day little Aria was born. Jorge Perez, showed up at the hospital claiming to be the father. When Jamie denied this, he returned one day and signed the birth certificate without the mother’s consent or knowledge. A fact he admitted to in court. It was Jennifer her aunt and Special Education teacher with a MA degree and Autism authority who recognized the signs of autism in Aria. She immediately had her assessed so that, even though autism isn’t curable, early intervention would help her cope as she grew. Jennifer faithfully attended Aria’s early intervention services, despite working 40 hours a week.
Aria on her toy bike. Image credit: CSI Secure solutions
Things began to go downhill when the alleged father demanded the placement of Aria. On March 6, 2019, The County of King’s Superior Dependency Court Case # 19JD-0580, threw aside the fact that Jennifer had looked after the child since birth or that she had tended to the child’s special needs. The court paid no heed to the sacrifices Jennifer and her husband who are both USA military veterans made for this child. Through unjust means and falsified statements by social workers, Aria was torn away from her biological family and rightful guardians and handed over to a man who has a long history of drugs, criminal records, and misconduct. When Jamie revealed that she had been raped by Jorge, King’s County authorities dismissed her statement.
Hanford, CA is a small town says Private Investigator, Chris Cavallo, a seasoned investigator specializing in Child Custody Investigations.
“The evidence and events that took place are completely incredulous which is why I took this case pro bono. The injustice this family and child have endured by government authorities is appalling and demands answers. Usually with child custody cases we are requested to prove one parent’s negligence while in their custody which is usually proven by comprehensive background research including social media postings ,observation, and written documentation, supported by digital film evidence. This case even with all that Jennifer and her sister Jaime have been through, they should never have been dragged through the court system especially with Jorge unequivocally knowing that he was not Aria’s birth father which was proven by DNA evidence.”
Refusing to give up the fight, Jennifer who is really the hero of this story although too modest to admit it has continued to find ways to bring Aria back to where she belongs. She has spent her entire life savings in the process. Recently Jennifer asked who Jamie believed was the biological father to take a paternity test. He agreed and the result? 99.98% that he is in fact Aria’s biological father, not Jorge.
“I am asking the public , the legal community, law enforcement and investigative reporters to demand that Aria’s case be investigated, that the inexcusable trauma this baby has been put through by those who were supposed to protect her be answered for. That Aria be returned to her biological family and that her rights be honored,” says Maternal Aunt Jennifer Krahn
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#Washington; #LoC; #UnitedStatesDeclarationofIndependence; #CongressionalCemetery; #ElbridgeGerry
Washington/Canadian-Media: Out of the 56 signers of the United States Declaration of Independence, only one signer is buried in the Congressional Cemetery in the District of Columbia.. In honor of Independence Day, we’re highlighting the final resting place of Elbridge Gerry, Library of Congress (LoC) reported.
Informational tablet at the gravesite of Elbridge Gerry in Congressional Cemetery. Image credit: Robert Brammer.
Born in Massachusetts in 1744, Gerry attended Harvard and was elected to the Massachusetts legislature in 1772 and in 1976 Gerry was elected to the second Continental Congress, where he signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.
But Gerry, along with two other delegates, George Mason and Edmund Randolph, refused to sign the Constitution because it did not yet contain a Bill of Rights.
Plaque placed by the Sons of the American Revolution with grave marker in front of Gerry’s cenotaph. Image credit: Robert Brammer.
In 1813, Gerry became President James Madison’s vice president, and remained in that role until he died in office in 1814 at the age of 70. Gerry is often remembered as the creator of the Gerrymander.
Gerry’s cenotaph. Image credit: Robert Brammer
Congressional Cemetery consists of 169 cenotaphs and while each commemorates the death of a member of Congress, many of these members are interred elsewhere.
In 1876 Rep. Hoar stated, “the thought of being buried beneath one of those atrocities brought new terror to death," after which the dedication of cenotaphs was discontinued.
#Washington, #LoCLawLibrary; #GlobalLegalResearchDirectorate; #TravelDocuments;
Washington/Canadian-Media: A new report produced by specialists and analysts of the Global Legal Research Directorate on the Recognition of Foreign Passports was recently published on the Law Library of Congress' website.
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The report focuses on the rules and approaches for recognizing foreign passports after surveying 20 jurisdictions around the world as well as international law.
In addition, the report covers the recognition of irregular passport extensions and the issuance of international travel documents to non-citizens and includes relevant rules found in international law.
Countries surveyed were Argentina, Australia, Brazil¸ Canada, China, France, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
Recognition of the jurisdictions of irregular extension of passports like that granted by the Venezuelan government in 2019 has also been surveyed by this report.
Map shows jurisdictions recognizing the irregular extension of Venezuelan passports. Map created by Susan Taylor-Pikulsky. Image credit: Law Library of Congress.
Most jurisdictions surveyed including categories like stateless persons, non-citizens, for example, permanent residents, guest workers, persons unable to receive a travel document for force majeure reasons, persons under duress, persons who must travel to their home country to apply for a passport, etc. were also issued travel documents.
The survey of the report also includes when a jurisdiction may issue an international travel document to a non-citizen, such as a refugee, stateless person, asylum-seeker, or other non-citizen as signatory jurisdictions are obligated to issue travel documents to refugees under the international law, specifically the 1951 Refugee Convention.
Map shows jurisdictions issuing travel documents to non-citizens. Map created by Susan Taylor-Pikulsky. Image credit: Law Library of Congress.
A more detailed comparative summary and the full report is available in the comprehensive list of all reports published on the website of the LoC Law Library.
#UN; #UNODC; #Prisoners; #Covid19Impact
UN/Canadian-Media: People incarcerated across the world are being “disproportionately affected” by the COVID-19 pandemic according to a UN expert on prison reform.
Barbed wire fencing surrounds a detention center. Image credit: Unsplash/Hédi Benyounes
On Wednesday, the impact of the virus in prison settings is being discussed at the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice which is underway in Kyoto, Japan.
Philipp Meissner is a prison reform expert at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UN News spoke to him ahead of the event in which he is participating.
Philipp Meissner, Prison Reform Focal Point in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Image credit: UNODC.
How badly are prisoners around the world being affected by COVID-19?
Prison systems and the more than 11 million prisoners worldwide have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. It’s estimated there are more than 527,000 prisoners who have become infected with the virus in 122 countries with more than 3,800 fatalities in 47 countries.
With limited testing capacity in many jurisdictions and the rapidly evolving situation, the actual number may be much higher. It should also be recognized that due to their close and regular interaction with prisoners, prison officers, health-care professionals and others working in prisons, also face an enhanced risk of infection. Undoubtedly, prisons are high-risk environments for COVID-19 for those who live and work there.
Where are prisoners suffering most?
The impact is heavily felt by prisoners in the majority of countries on all continents. Even relatively well-resourced penal systems face serious challenges in mitigating the impact of the pandemic in prisons. The consequences are particularly severe in prison systems that have been over-stretched to start with, including due to systemic neglect, a lack of staffing and other resources. That has led to poor prison conditions, for example insufficient sanitation, hygiene and health services.
Prison overcrowding, which continues to affect a majority of countries worldwide, exponentially increases the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the actual feasibility of introducing meaningful infection prevention and control measures.
What difficulties do national authorities face in fighting the pandemic in prison settings?
Already prior to the pandemic, many prison systems struggled to even cater for the basic needs of prisoners and ensure prison health. Sufficient space, nutrition and drinking water, access to sanitary items and decent sanitary facilities as well as proper ventilation in accommodation and working areas, are not a given in many prisons around the world. And access to personal protective equipment (PPE), infrared thermometers or testing capacities specific to COVID-19 is challenging.
These factors are aggravated by the typically weaker health profile of prison populations, including a higher prevalence of both communicable and non-communicable diseases.
The principle of equivalence of care, which should provide prisoners with access to health services free of charge and of a similar standard as provided in the community, is not ensured in many countries. It is also crucial that international standards, in particular, the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, the so-called Nelson Mandela Rules, are adhered to.
The atmosphere in prisons has become tense in many countries, further nurtured by anxieties, fears and uncertainties amongst both prisoners and prison officials. Prison riots and other security incidents in around 50 countries have showcased the importance of communicating around COVID-19 in a transparent manner and, as much as possible, with the active involvement of prisoners.
The measures adopted in many countries have typically resulted in the further tightening of prison regimes, including the suspension of visits as well as very restricted access, if at all, to rehabilitation programs and other constructive activities outside of accommodation areas.
Not being able to see families and children over extended periods of time, has a serious impact on the mental health and well-being of prisoners, including incarcerated mothers and fathers, and significantly aggravates the suffering inherent in a situation of imprisonment.
Is enough attention being paid by national authorities to the plight of prisoners during the pandemic?
Prison management and services are a weak link in the criminal justice systems in many countries. Prisoners constitute a segment of society which is easily forgotten by policymakers and the general public alike.
From the outset of the pandemic, UNODC and others have been very vocal about the need to firmly embed prisons, prisoners and prison personnel into the overall COVID-19 public health response of countries. While many jurisdictions are heeding these calls and have engaged in commendable efforts, more needs to be done to fully address the plight of prisoners during the pandemic and to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in prisons; that should include vaccination programs.
What solutions are being found to stopping the spread of the virus in prisons?
One of the key issues for prisons is severe overcrowding and so many countries have sought to curb the continuous inflow of prisoners; for example by issuing suspended sentences for less serious crimes and by engaging in the emergency release of prisoners, in particular those who are at risk or near the end of their sentences.
It’s estimated that more than 700,000 prisoners have been authorized for release globally during the pandemic.
How can the UN support improved prevention measures in prisons globally?
The United Nations is advocating for holistic prison reform as well as a reexamination of the current scope of imprisonment with a view to addressing over-incarceration and prison overcrowding.
Specifically, UNODC has engaged with national prison and correctional services from more than 50 countries to assist in enhancing measures to prevent and control infections, to ensure continued adherence to minimum prison standards, as well as to promote, in suitable cases, an increased use of alternatives to imprisonment.
UNODC’s global support has included:
• In Uganda, 16 water tanks, 40 hospital beds, soap, several thousand mattresses and blankets were procured to enhance COVID-19 preparedness. Video conferencing equipment was supplied to accelerate case management through virtual court hearings. Prisoners also benefitted from additional mobile airtime to maintain contact with their families as well as post-release support.
• Similar initiatives are ongoing in Kenya, Somalia and several countries in Southern Africa. In Malawi, prisoner accommodation areas were renovated to improve ventilation and access to water.
• Support has also been provided to countries in the Sahel region, including medical equipment for prison infirmaries in Mauritania.
• In Bolivia, Lebanon, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Somalia and Zambia and other countries, UNODC provided prison authorities with urgently needed PPE including infrared thermometers, face masks, gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers.
• UNODC continues to conduct webinars and on-line training courses on COVID-19 prevention and responses in prisons in countries including Brazil, Egypt, Pakistan, Peru, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi-Arabia, as well as other countries in the Southern African, Eastern European and Central Asian regions.
• In Mauritania, a prison radio station will be set up with UNODC support in three prisons to provide regular information on COVID-19 awareness, hygiene and health.
• In Namibia, UNODC ensured the continued involvement of prisoners in constructive activities by supporting the adjustment of a vocational training workshop into a production line for soap and hand sanitizers with a view to bolstering prevention measures.
Tse Chi Lop, one of world's most-wanted fugitives is arrested for his multibillion-dollar drug syndicate
#ChineseBornCanadianNational; #Arrest; #DutchPolice; #investigation; #Australianpolice; #70BillionDollarAYear; #AsiaPacificDrugTrade
Canada/Canadian-Media: Listed as one of the world's most-wanted fugitives, Tse Chi Lop, a Chinese-born Canadian national, the alleged leader of a multibillion-dollar drug syndicate, compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzma was arrested without incident at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Friday at the request of Australian police, said the Dutch police said on Saturday.
Tse Chi Lop. Image credit: Twitter handle of Gangsters Inc.
An investigation by the Australian police revealed that Tse Chi Lop's organization dominates the $70 billion-a-year Asia-Pacific drug trade, Dutch police spokesperson Thomas Aling said.
An arrest warrant had been issued issued for him in 2019 by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), after investigation into the criminal organization "in connection with AFP-led Operation Volante, which dismantled a global crime syndicate operating in five countries." said AFP on Sunday.
The syndicate he is suspected of running is known to its members as "The Company." Law enforcers also refer to it as "Sam Gor" — or Brother Number Three in Cantonese — after one of Tse's nicknames, Reuters reported at the time.
"The syndicate targeted Australia over a number of years, importing and distributing large amounts of illicit narcotics, laundering the profits overseas and living off the wealth obtained from crime," the APF said.
"He was already on the most-wanted list and he was detained based on intelligence we received," Aling said and added that he is expected to be extradited after appearing before a judge.
Details about the legal proceedings were not provided by the Dutch police and it was not clear if Tse had a lawyer.
Formerly living in Toronto, Tse, 57, an ex-convict who , has moved between Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan in recent years, according to counter-narcotics officers from four countries and documents previously reviewed by Reuters.
"Tse Chi Lop is in the league of El Chapo or maybe Pablo Escobar," Jeremy Douglas, Southeast Asia and Pacific representative for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), told Reuters in 2019, referring to Latin America's most notorious drug lords, CBC News reported.
#ICE; #Law&Order; #CrimePrevention; #ERO; #aliens
Houston (US)/Canadian-Media: The results of a recent enforcement action targeting criminal aliens who are alleged to have illegally reentered the United States after having previously been removed had been announced on Jan 6 by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Houston, ICE reports said.
Enforcement & removal of aliens. Image credit: ICE
After securing criminal arrest warrants for illegal reentry, ERO Houston arrested nine criminal aliens from Nov. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020 in the greater Houston area.
An illegally re-entry of the aliens to the U.S. after having been previously deported is considered a federal offense, which is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.
All nine of the arrested individuals had record to their prior immigration-related offenses, and previously been convicted of other criminal offenses of being gang members, and had have been transferred into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service where they will remain pending further criminal proceedings.
Following their criminal proceedings, ERO Houston will seek to take custody of the aliens to complete their removal from the United States.
“ICE takes seriously its obligation to enforce our nation’s immigration laws and seek out dangerous criminals who pose a threat to our communities,” said Daniel Bible, ERO Houston field office director. “The individuals arrested during this enforcement action have demonstrated a complete disregard for U.S. law and, in some cases, endangered American citizens with their brazen criminal conduct.”
ICE takes many factors into account when targeting and arresting individuals, including their criminal and immigration history and every day targets and arrests aliens who commit crimes, and other individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws. While taking efforts to minimize the risks of of the current pandemic to officers, aliens, and the public, ICE is continuing to conduct its critical public safety and immigration enforcement mission.
#LosAngelesPoliceDept; #CounterfeitProducts$32million; #USCustoms&BorderProtection; #USImmigrationAndCustomsEnforcement; #CommercialCrimesDivision, #IllicitPharmaceutical&CounterfeitUnit
LOS ANGELES/Canadian-Media: Counterfeit products including more than one million erectile dysfunction pills, footwear, belts, purses and headphones worth $32 million arriving in three containerized cargo shipments from China were seized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Commercial Crimes Division, Illicit Pharmaceutical and Counterfeit Unit (IPCU).
Image credit: ICE
“Commercial piracy and product counterfeiting undermine the U.S. economy, rob Americans of jobs, stifle American innovation and promote other types of crimes,” said David A. Prince, Special Agent in Charge for ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles. “Intellectual property theft amounts to economic sabotage, which is why HSI will aggressively pursue product counterfeiters and those who sell counterfeit products.”
CBP’s strategic partnership with HSI and LAPD’s IPCU is critical in disrupting the transnational criminal organizations behind these smuggling operations of counterfeit products which can expose you and your family to health and safety risks while the proceeds support criminal enterprises.
"It is vital to maintain partnerships with CBP and HSI to weaken the supply networks and disrupt the businesses of criminal gangs, organized crime and terrorism groups," said Captain III Lillian Carranza, Commanding Officer of the LAPD's Commercial Crimes Division.
Every year, CBP which seizes millions of counterfeit goods from countries around the world as part of its mission to protect U.S. businesses and consumers, was able to seize in 2020 worth $1.3 billion in 26,503 shipments.
HSI is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, and focuses not only on keeping counterfeit products off our nation’s streets, but also on dismantling the criminal organizations behind this activity.
Anyone with information regarding counterfeit crimes are asked to contact Commercial Crimes Detectives at (213) 486-5940. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to: lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P-3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.
#Islamabad; #SindhChildMarriagesRestraintAct2013; #ChristianTeenagedGirl
Islamabad/Canadian-Media: A Christian minor girl was allegedly abducted before being forcefully converted and married to a Muslim man, media reports said.
End Forced Child marriage. Image credit: Facebook
A judicial magistrate registered a case against Syed Ali Azhar, the husband, as well as against cleric Qazi Abdul Rasool Naqshbandi, the justice of peace and facilitators and witnesses under Section 3 of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act, 2013, media reports said.
Non-bailable arrest warrants for the absconding suspects were also issued by the magistrate.
The judge sent the matter to the district and sessions’ judge (South) for initiating a trial.
Police had booked Azhar, his brothers Syed Mohsin Ali and Syed Shariq Ali and their friend Danish for allegedly kidnapping the teenage girl, forcibly converting her and marrying her to a Muslim man.
#UN; #GlobalLaw&CrimePrevention; #Cannabis; #CDN
UN/Canadian-Media: The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) took a number of decisions on Wednesday, leading to changes in the way cannabis is internationally regulated, including its reclassification out of the most dangerous category of drugs.
An industrial hemp field in Pitomača, Croatia. Image credit: Unsplash/David Gabrić
In reviewing a series of World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on marijuana and its derivatives, the CND zeroed-in on the decision to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs — where it was listed alongside deadly, addictive opioids, including heroin.
The CND’s 53 Member States voted to removed cannabis – where it had been placed for 59 years – from the strictest control schedules, that even discouraged its use for medical purposes.
With an historic vote of 27 in favour, 25 against, and one abstention, the CND has opened the door to recognizing the medicinal and therapeutic potential of the commonly-used but still largely illegal recreational drug.
Moreover, according to news reports, the decision could also drive additional scientific research into the plant’s long-heralded medicinal properties and act as catalyst for countries to legalize the drug for medicinal use, and reconsider laws on its recreational use.
Long wait Back in January 2019, WHO unveiled six WHO recommendations surrounding the scheduling of cannabis in UN drug control treaties.
While the proposals were originally set to be voted on during the CND’s March 2019 session, many countries had requested more time to study the endorsements and define their positions, according to news reports.
Among WHO’s many points, it clarified that cannabidiol (CBD) – a non-intoxicating compound – is not subject to international controls. CBD has taken on a prominent role in wellness therapies in recent years, and sparked a billion-dollar industry.
Currently, more than 50 countries have adopted medicinal cannabis programmes while Canada, Uruguay and 15 US states have legalized its recreational use, with Mexico and Luxembourg close to becoming the third and fourth countries to do so.
Where they stand After voting, some countries made statements on their stances.
Ecuador supported all of WHO’s recommendations and urged that cannabis production, sale and use, have “a regulatory framework that guarantees good practices, quality, innovation and research development”.
Meanwhile, the United States voted to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the Single Convention while retaining them in Schedule I, saying it is “consistent with the science demonstrating that while a safe and effective cannabis-derived therapeutic has been developed, cannabis itself continues to pose significant risks to public health and should continue to be controlled under the international drug control conventions”.
Voting against, Chile argued, among other things, that “there is a direct relationship between the use of cannabis and increased chances of suffering from depression, cognitive deficit, anxiety, psychotic symptoms, among others” while Japan stated that the non-medical use of the plant “might give rise to negative health and social impacts, especially among youth”.
#ICE; #HSI; #CyberCrimeCentre; #ChildPredators; #OPC
Washington, Nov 12 (Canadian-Media): 113 alleged child predators across the U.S. and in South America were arrested between Nov. 2 to 6, during phase seven of Operation Protected Childhood (OPC VII) by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in collaboration with the Brazil Ministry of Justice and the Public Security (MJSP) Secretariat for Integrated Operation (SEOPI) Cyber Laboratory, ICE reports said.
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The distributors and producers of child sexual abuse material throughout the Americas. were simultaneously targeted by OPC VII by conducting the operation across multiple ICE HSI domestic field offices. It was executed in coordination with the agency’s Cyber Crimes Center (C3) and with law enforcement counterparts in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Panama.
“This collaborative effort by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations and its foreign law enforcement partners has put dangerous criminals behind bars and, most importantly, has led to the rescue of innocent children,” said ICE Attaché for Brazil and Bolivia, Robert Fuentes Jr. “Thank you to our Brazilian partners for their unwavering efforts over the last five years to combat child exploitation through Operation Protected Childhood. And to our partners who have most recently joined our operation, we look forward to the continued fight and relentless effort to put a stop to this horrific crime.”
OPC was initiated in March 2015 by HSI Brazil in partnership with Brazil’s MJSP Cyber Lab to increase the effectiveness of online child exploitation investigations. These efforts are a product of HSI’s continued investment in building partner capacity in Brazil. Since 2015, HSI and its partners have launched multiple phases of OPC and have recently expanded the operation to larger multinational enforcement action.
During OPC VII, HSI offices in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, California, Colorado, and Florida executed a combined 13 child exploitation-related search warrants and made nine arrests for child exploitation offenses. These executions were simultaneous with the enforcement actions made by Brazilian authorities and international law enforcement partners in Argentina, Paraguay, and Panama with the support of our HSI presence overseas.
A sample of HSI domestic enforcement actions as part of OPC VII include:
The efforts of HSI, CPS, and both domestic and international law enforcement has generated a significant increase in the number of child exploitation investigations and arrests conducted throughout the region. Since 2017, OPC has resulted in a total of approximately 781 arrests, 1,383 executed search warrants, and dozens of minor victims rescued.
The HSI International Operations Division is the Department of Homeland Security’s largest investigative presence overseas. Division personnel serve as liaisons to governments and law enforcement agencies across the globe and work side-by-side with foreign law enforcement on HSI investigations. HSI is the principal investigative arm of DHS and a vital U.S. asset in combatting transnational crime and threats.
ICE encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1–866-DHS-2ICE; TTY for hearing impaired: (802) 872–6196. This hotline is staffed around-the-clock by investigators.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may also be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1–800–843–5678 or https://report.cybertip.org/.