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Enforcement and Removal
09/18/2009

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MIAMI - Four hundred twenty-three criminal aliens from 36 different countries were removed last month by deportation officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Miami Field Office of Detention and Removal.

The Miami Field Office oversees operations in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The individuals who were removed had a variety of criminal convictions including assault, burglary, drugs, fraudulent activities, larceny, robbery, sexual assault and weapons offenses.

"These recent removals are an example of ICE's commitment to remove those who pose a public safety threat," said Michael Rozos, field office director for the Miami Field Office of Detention and Removal. "These removals will continue taking place as we enforce our nation's immigration laws."

ICE's Office of Detention and Removal (DRO) promotes public safety and national security by ensuring that all removable aliens are removed from the United States as expeditiously as possible.

As an integral component of the ICE DRO aviation strategy, ICE employs special air charters when removing aliens to countries outside the western hemisphere. Staffed by ICE officers, these air charters repatriate large groups of removable aliens in an expeditious, safe and humane manner, thus reducing detention periods.