Monday, December 17, 2012

ICE SVU Still Missing In Action

In another embarrassment for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (ICE SVU), the FBI has another stat in the area of criminal law that ICE SVU has declared as one of their "priorities."  Another alien terrorist has been sentenced.  Nima Ali Yusuf was arrested and prosecuted for material support for terrorism. 

WaPo December 11, 2012 by Associated Press 
Somali-born Woman Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Sending Funds To Terror Organization
SAN DIEGO — A woman who fled war-torn Somalia as a child was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for sending $1,450 to members of a terrorist organization in her native country. 
Nima Ali Yusuf, 26, turned her chair in a San Diego courtroom to an audience packed with dozens of family and supporters, choking back tears as she declared, “God bless you and do not give up on me.” In a letter to the judge, she insisted she wasn’t a terrorist and said her contributions were motivated by a desire to provide food and medical care for those in need.

Another failure of ICE SVU to deal with the problem of alien terrorists.

1 comment:

Dan Diego said...

HSI donates vehicles to Mexican police

In mid-November, Peter Vincent, Acting Assistant Director for Homeland Security Investigations' Office of International Affairs, traveled to Mexico to donate 14 new vehicles and seven motorcycles to the Mexican Federal Police's Division of Investigations.

These vehicles, valued at $330,000, were donated by HSI for use by Mexican police investigators and prosecutors. Mexican police personnel work closely with HSI Mexico to investigate a host of cross-border crimes, including weapons trafficking, contraband smuggling, money laundering, bulk cash smuggling, human smuggling and trafficking, customs and immigration fraud, intellectual property rights violations, gangs, child pornography, and cyber-crimes.

"The donation of these vehicles enhances the capabilities of our Mexican police partners to investigate and bring to justice criminals who exploit our shared border to further their criminal enterprises," Vincent said.

HSI works in conjunction with its international law enforcement partners through its 73 international offices in 47 countries. Working with its international partners, HSI targets transnational criminal organizations that pose the greatest threat to U.S. national security and public safety.

Vincent noted that these relationships are a key part of keeping not only the United States, but also our law enforcement partners' countries safe.

"Mexican police and prosecutors are critical partners in combating transnational criminal organizations," he said.