Legal Notices

April 19, 2012

Victims of

Since November 2005, the organization, a transnational criminal organization, has been engaged in large scale trafficking of compromised credit card account data and counterfeit instruments. In March 2012, the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations arrested more than 19 members during Operation Open Market, an investigation into the organization, which operated primarily out of Las Vegas and elsewhere. If you believe your personal and financial identifiers have been compromised by members of the organization, or if you are a financial institution that has had accounts compromised by this organization, please visit the U. S. Attorney for the District of Nevada’s website for additional information about the status of these cases and your rights as a victim.

February 23, 2012 | Former immigration clients and members of the Seamens Harvest Ministries Organization

In June 2011, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), charged four individuals with immigration fraud and other related crimes. The defendants allegedly filed on behalf of their clients false and fraudulent immigration applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). While committing this fraud, one defendant allegedly posed as an employee and officer of ICE. The defendants are scheduled to appear in court for trial on May 14, 2012 at the U.S. District Courthouse in Miami, Fla.

Pursuant to federal law, victims of federal offenses are entitled to certain rights which include, among others, the ability to receive notice of case events, submit information to the court concerning the impact of the crime, seek any possible restitution, and may be able to attend the trial or any public hearings in this matter. If you believe that you were a victim of these crimes, please call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at (866) DHS-2ICE or (866) 347-2423.

Please note that the filing of charges are merely an accusation. Any and every person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at trial or through change of plea.

January 27, 2011 | Special Juvenile Immigration Benefits

On December 15, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California approved a settlement agreement regarding special immigrant juveniles in the Perez-Olano, et al. v. Holder, et al litigation. A copy of the settlement agreement and the district court’s order are posted on this website. Click the links below to view the settlement agreement and court order.

  • Court Order (PDF | 34.5 KB)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF | 3.4 MB)