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12/04/2017
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

Consistent with the agency’s protocols, the appropriate state health and local law enforcement agencies have been notified about the death, as have the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

12/01/2017
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal

Holston Doe, a citizen of Liberia, entered the United States legally, on Feb. 25, 2004. Since that time, he has been convicted of several criminal convictions which render him removable from the country.

12/01/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Mwando Lloyd Pryce, 31, was admitted to the U.S. legally with a nonimmigrant visa in August 2009 with authorization to remain in the United States until Feb. 7, 2010. Pryce failed to depart the United States as required. In August 2015, Interpol issued a Red Notice for Pryce, for crimes committed while he was Police Constable in Jamaica.

11/27/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Last week’s arrestees (46 men and 9 women) included nationals from 22 countries – Mexico (20); Jamaica (5), Ecuador (4), Honduras (3), Colombia (2), Dominican Republic (2), El Salvador (2), Guatemala (2), Yemen (2), Bangladesh (1), France (1), Guyana (1), Jordan (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Trinidad (1), Yemen (1), Serbia (1), Egypt (1).

11/24/2017
Phoenix, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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Alexander Jovel-Guillen, 23, aka “El Crimen,” came into ICE custody Oct. 26, 2016, after apprehension by the U.S. Border Patrol. At that time, he was detained for illegal entry and held for removal from the United States.

11/22/2017
Springfield, MO
Enforcement and Removal

Jose Manuel Ohajacao-Ramos, was transferred Nov. 9 to the custody of Guatemalan law enforcement officials by ERO officers in Guatemala City, Guatemala. According to Guatemalan authorities, Ohajacao-Ramos is accused of fatally shooting a store owner in his store in June 1997. Guatemalan law lists the charge as an assassination.

11/17/2017
Orlando, FL
Enforcement and Removal

According to court documents, Jose Carlos Hernandez-Lopez, 22, was encountered by the U.S. Border Patrol after a traffic stop on Sept. 6. At that time, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) was operating under an emergency operation due to Hurricane Irma. Based on the emergency operations procedures, the defendant was placed on the Alternates to Detention (ATD) Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP) using a GPS ankle bracelet monitoring system and released from ICE ERO custody with instructions to return back to the ERO Office on Sept. 19.

11/14/2017
Toledo, OH
Enforcement and Removal
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Jorge Ochoa-Martinez 35, was transferred Nov. 14, to the custody of Mexican law enforcement officials by ERO officers at the Lincoln Juarez Port of Entry in Laredo, Texas. According to Mexican authorities, in 2006, Ochoa-Martinez and other suspects are accused of fatally bludgeoning a man with a screw driver. Authorities said the beating lasted for approximately 20 minutes.

11/09/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

In the course of Operation Secure Streets, ERO deportation officers apprehended 25 individuals, 24 of whom have been convicted of violations concerning the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. One individual, who was arrested for immigration violations, did not have a DUI-related conviction. Each was taken into custody and is currently being detained pending the completion of removal proceedings.

11/07/2017
San Antonio, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Santos Ventura Meija-Mendez, 24, was flown to Honduras onboard a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations (IAO) Unit.  Upon arrival, Meija-Mendez was turned over to Honduran authorities.

11/06/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Since January, ICE arrests comprise over 70 percent convicted criminals. Of the remaining individuals not convicted of a crime, approximately 70 percent have either been charged with a crime, are an immigration fugitive, or have been removed from the United States and illegally re-entered.

11/03/2017
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal

Ramon Castillo-Muñoz, 50, was placed in ICE custody June 31 and deported from the United States Nov. 2.

11/03/2017
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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On Sept. 8, 2017, Jose Antonio Cordova-Rodriguez, 33, was arrested outside his Chicago residence by special agents and officers with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Chicago, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. 

11/02/2017
Phoenix, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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Jorge Luis Malaga-Estrada, 32, was transferred to the custody of Mexican authorities through the Nogales DeConcini Port of Entry by ERO officers with the Phoenix field office.

11/01/2017
El Paso, TX
Human Rights Violators

Retired Lt. Col. Oscar Gomez Cifuentes, 53, was implicated in five killings in Colombia that allegedly occurred while he was the commander of Infantry Battalion 43 Efrain Rojas Acevedo.  These allegations relate to a disputed report stating that five persons were killed by the battalion during a confrontation at a Colombia ranch in November 2007.

10/31/2017
El Paso, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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Jerald Peter Dsouza, 58, a citizen of India, was arrested by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers after he was released from the Reeves County Detention Complex (RCDC) where he was serving a 10-year sentence for using the internet to induce a minor, who he believed to be a 13-year-old girl, to engage in criminal sexual activity.

10/31/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Ofracio Perez-Jose, 55, was escorted by ERO deportation officers to Santo Domingo, via a commercial flight, and transferred to the custody of Dominican law enforcement authorities.

10/27/2017
Phoenix, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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Guilber Noe Sevilla-Rozales, 28, was transferred to the custody of Honduran authorities by ICE officers at the Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

10/25/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Rigoberto Gonzalez-Aragon, 66, was returned to Guatemala City, via an ICE Air Operations charter flight, and transferred to the custody of Guatemalan law enforcement authorities.

10/25/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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On Oct. 24, Garcia-Taveras was arrested by the New Jersey State Police (NJSP). ERO deportation officers were notified of the arrest by the ICE Law Enforcement Support Center, and arrested Garcia-Taveras in Newark, New Jersey, on the 2014 federal re-entry after deportation charges, which are currently pending in U.S. District Court. He is in U.S. Marshals Service custody.

10/23/2017
Phoenix, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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Jaziel TIENDA-Ibarra, 30, was transferred to the custody of representatives from Mexico’s Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) and Mexican immigration officials by ERO Special Response Team (SRT) officers at the Nogales DeConcini Port of Entry.

10/20/2017
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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These individuals range from 19 to 62 years old and all were previously arrested or convicted of a variety of offenses. Some of the arrests and convictions included sexual assault of a minor, child abuse, criminal restraint of a minor, domestic violence, possession of narcotics, distribution of narcotics, robbery, receiving stolen property, theft, aggravated assault, hindering apprehension, resisting officer, DUI, unsworn falsification, possession of a weapon, burglary, prostitution and illegal reentry into the U.S.

10/18/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.  Depending on the alien’s criminal history, an alien who illegally reenters the United States, after having been previously removed, has committed a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.

10/18/2017
Orlando, FL
Enforcement and Removal

Luis Alexander Zaldivar-Ramos, 23, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced to eight months in federal prison. Zaldivar-Ramos was previously convicted of a criminal felony and deported on two prior occasions. Julio Cesar Ontiveros-Tafolla, 30, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced to time served, which equated to five and half months. Ontiveros-Tafolla had previously been removed to Mexico three times and will now be deported for the fourth time.

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