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11/14/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Jose Carlos Henriquez-Escalante, 27, an MS-13 gang member, was removed from the United States via an ICE Air Operations charter flight and transferred into the custody of Salvadoran law enforcement authorities.

11/14/2019
Auburn, NY
Enforcement and Removal

ICE filed a detainer Nov. 12, against a repeat immigration violator Guatemalan national Heriberto Perez-Velasquez with the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, where he is currently detained after being arrested for vehicular homicide. Perez-Velasquez was arrested a month earlier by New York State Police on DUI charges and released from state custody on an appearance ticket with no notification to ICE.

11/14/2019
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal

Because sanctuary policies restrict ICE’s access to local databases, pushing ICE agents out of jails and the associated political pressure discouraging local law enforcement from effectively communicating with federal immigration officials, ICE is often unaware of a criminal alien being in custody prior to them being released. These misguided policies hinder ICE’s ability to lodge immigration detainers in a timely manner.

11/13/2019
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal

The recent arrest of convicted child molester and repeat immigration offender, Juan Ramon Avila-Leon, is a testament to why cooperative law enforcement is critical to public safety.

11/13/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal

ICE arrested unlawfully present Mexican national, Jesus Romero-Bisos, after he was released from police custody despite a detainer lodged against him for multiple criminal charges, including rape.

11/08/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

ICE's ERO deportation officers arrested Irvin Acaphelus Cespedes, 41, Wednesday, Oct.16.  Cespedes, an illegally present Jamaican national who has pending attempted murder charges, was released three times between April and October 2019 from local law enforcement custody with an active detainer because of New York City’s sanctuary policies.

11/08/2019
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal

Today, officers from the ICE ERO Washington field office arrested Luis Fredy Hernandez Morales, 48, at his residence in Springfield, Va. Hernandez was charged on Nov. 5 by the Montgomery County District Court with sexual abuse of a minor.

11/06/2019
Boston, MA
Enforcement and Removal
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Those arrested during the enforcement action hail from seven different countries – Bahamas (1), Brazil (4), Cape Verde (4), Dominican Republic (6), France (1), Guatemala (1), Haiti (2).

11/04/2019
Charlotte, NC
Enforcement and Removal
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ICE arrested unlawfully present Mexican national Jose Barajas-Diaz, during a targeted enforcement action Friday, one week after the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office refused to honor an ICE detainer, and instead released Mr. Barajas-Diaz from local criminal custody following his conviction for felony death by motor vehicle.

11/04/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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In the course of Operation SOAR, ERO deportation officers apprehended 23 individuals with past criminal convictions ranging from sexual abuse to rape. Several of those arrested are registered sexual offenders. Each taken into custody is currently being detained pending the completion of removal proceedings, criminal prosecution, or removal from the United States.

11/01/2019
Raleigh, NC
Enforcement and Removal
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ICE maintains that cooperation with local law enforcement is essential to protecting public safety, and the agency aims to work cooperatively with local jurisdictions to ensure that criminal aliens are not released into U.S. communities to commit additional crimes.

11/01/2019
St. Paul, MN
Enforcement and Removal
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Moises De Jesus Ruiz-Mejia, 25, was flown to El Salvador Oct. 29 on a commercial flight. Upon arrival, ERO officers transferred Cruz-Cortez to officials from El Salvador’s Civilian National Police (PNC).

10/30/2019
Asheville, NC
Enforcement and Removal

Mr. Ramirez Torres was initially arrested in April 2017 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on an outstanding warrant for felony indecent liberties with a child. ICE lodged an immigration detainer against him with Buncombe County in May 2017. Along with the detainer form, ICE provided Buncombe County with an administrative arrest warrant.

10/25/2019
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal
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A citizen of the Russian Federation, who was convicted of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, was removed from the U.S. Friday, pursuant to a judicial removal order, by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

10/25/2019
Charlotte, NC
Enforcement and Removal
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As these persons remain in local custody, should Mecklenburg County reconsider its non-cooperation policy, there is still time to prevent the release of these individuals and instead work cooperatively to protect public safety.

10/24/2019
Cincinnati, OH
Enforcement and Removal
Luis Tapia, 27, was arrested at a Cincinnati residence Sept. 13. At the time of his arrest, Tapia attempted to escape from a second-floor window onto the roof. He eventually retreated into the house and locked himself in a closet. Special Response Team agents then forcibly entered the home and apprehended Tapia. He has remained in custody since.
10/18/2019
Dallas, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Antonio Serrano-Perez, 39, of Tamaulipas, Mexico, was sentenced Oct. 18 before Senior U.S. District Judge John H. McBryde, who imposed the statutory maximum sentence based in part on the defendant’s lengthy criminal history. 

10/18/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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Amir Abdelghani, 59, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the conspiracy headed by the Egyptian cleric Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman to target the United Nations, FBI offices and other New York City landmarks.

10/16/2019
New Orleans, LA
Enforcement and Removal

Roylan Hernandez-Diaz, 43, was pronounced dead at 2:21 p.m. local time by facility medical personnel after he was found unresponsive in his cell and efforts by facility staff and emergency personnel to revive him were unsuccessful. The preliminary cause of death appears to be self-inflicted strangulation; however, the case is currently under investigation.

10/11/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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ICE ERO deportation officers arrested Grachowe Harrichand, 43, Wednesday, Oct. 9. Harrichand, a Guyanese national previously ordered removed from the U.S, was twice released from local law enforcement custody with an active detainer due to New York City’s sanctuary policies.

10/10/2019
Oklahoma City, OK
Enforcement and Removal

ICE arrested Antonio Ulises Perez, a 38-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador accused of rape, Wednesday, after the OCSO failed to honor an ICE detainer and released him from custody. 

10/09/2019
Las Vegas, NV
Enforcement and Removal

During the enforcement effort, ERO arrested 31 individuals for violating U.S. immigration laws. Of those arrested, none had been previously released from local law enforcement custody with an active detainer. Five of those arrested were previously removed from the United States and returned illegally. 26 had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as sexual crimes, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.

10/08/2019
Houston, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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Cesar Diaz-Rodriguez, a 30-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas, for illegal reentry. Diaz-Rodriguez was previously removed from the U.S. on Oct. 31, 2017, following a felony criminal conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm. Additionally, Diaz-Rodriguez has been voluntarily returned to Mexico three other times; twice in September 2004 and once in October 2011.

10/04/2019
Detroit, MI
Enforcement and Removal

Corey Cook, 30, appeared in federal court Thursday, in Detroit after a criminal complaint was filed, charging him with depredation of government property.  He was released on bond and preliminary examination has been set for Oct. 24.

10/03/2019
Beaumont, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Vicente Gonzalez-Rico was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Oct. 2, 2019, charging him with unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

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