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March 16, 2006

Recent Worksite Enforcement Operation at Michael Bianco, Inc.

On March 6, 2007, ICE agents conducted a worksite enforcement operation at Michael Bianco, Inc. (MBI). During the operations, the owner of the company and three managers were arrested on charges in connection with alleged hiring of illegal aliens. Another individual was arrested on charges that he provided fraudulent identification documents to workers at the factory. MBI is a New Bedford, Massachusetts manufacturer with $92 million in government contracts. ICE also arrested over 300 illegal aliens.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was established in March 2003 as the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE is comprised of five integrated divisions that form a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities.

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