Super Bowl Crackdown: ICE in Action

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San Francisco 49ers guard Joe Looney is interviewed during the Super Bowl XLVII Media Day at the Superdome on Jan. 29, 2013 in New Orleans.

The folks at the Border Patrol aren’t taking all the criticism about lax enforcement lying down.

For all the flak that  U.S. Immigration and Customs takes from members of Congress for the influx of undocumented immigrants across that 2,000-mile border with Mexico, this is one agency that won’t be outdone when it comes to blocking copyright violators for the NFL.

ICE Director John Morton plans to join the National Football League’s vice president for legal affairs, Anastasia Danias, tomorrow in New Orleans — site of Super Bowl XLVII, in case you haven’t been watching the Kate Upton Mercedes-washing commercials (and way to go with those Superdome naming rights)  — to announce seizures of sports-related counterfeit merchandise and Web-sites leading up to the big game Sunday.

It’s all part of “Operation Red Zone,” which we thought was a deodorant.


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