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07/29/2009

ICE deports illegal alien wanted for murder in Mexico

EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers deported a man Wednesday who is wanted for murder in Mexico. This is the second murder suspect deported to Mexico this week by local ICE officers.

Roberto Fierro-Alanis was turned over to Mexican authorities at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday at the port of El Paso's Stanton Street Bridge. He is wanted in Durango, Mexico, for the 2007 murder of Duglas Gerardo Luna-Herrera. A Mexican judge issued a warrant for Fierro-Alanis' arrest in February 2008.

Fierro-Alanis was arrested May 7 near his residence in Santa Fe, N.M., by ICE Detention and Removal officers with assistance from U.S. Marshals Service deputies and Santa Fe Police officers.
A federal immigration judge ordered him deported from the United States June 15.

According to government records, Fierro-Alanis was previously arrested and returned to Mexico eight times between February 2001 and February 2007.

"ICE has a robust relationship with the Office of the Attorney General of Mexico, which enables us to locate, arrest and deport aliens wanted there for serious crimes," said Robert Jolicoeur, field office director for the ICE Office of Detention and Removal Operations in El Paso. "It's a partnership that that both countries are committed to strengthening to enhance public safety in both the United States and Mexico."

On Monday, ICE deported another suspect, Luis Armando Rodriguez-Anaya, who is wanted for murder in Chihuahua, Mexico. This year ICE has deported more than a dozen fugitives wanted for serious crimes in Mexico as part of a bi-national agreement.