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12/03/2019
Anson, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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FOD Marc J. Moore explained that the new ICE facility was actually built in 2010 by the state of Texas to house inmates for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  However, the facility has never been used. 

12/02/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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ICE ERO deportation officers arrested Feliciano Perez-Bautista, 32, on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Perez-Bautista, a twice removed Mexican national who has pending manslaughter and gang assault charges, was released from local law enforcement custody with an active detainer due to Westchester County’s Immigrant Protection Act.

11/29/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal

Hector Moran-Espinoza was arrested April 2, by the Philadelphia Police Department for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, unlawful contact with a minor-sexual offenses, statuary sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children-parent or guardian commits offense, corruption of minors, indecent assault-without the consent of other person, reckless endangerment of another person, rape by forceable compulsion, sexual abuse of children-photographing, videotaping, depicting on a computer or filming sexual acts, and aggravated indecent assault without consent.

11/27/2019
Richmond, VA
Enforcement and Removal
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Arrests took place in the following cities: Richmond (13), Henrico (3), Chester (2), North Chesterfield (2), Chesterfield (1), Petersburg (1), and Hanover (1). ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office all assisted ICE officers during the week.

11/27/2019
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal
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Arrests took place in the following cities: Fredericksburg (14), Washington, D.C. (9), Fairfax (6), Falls Church (6), Alexandria (5), Leesburg (5), Manassas (5), Herndon (2), Woodbridge (2), District Heights (1) and Sterling (1). ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office all assisted ICE officers during the week.

11/27/2019
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

On Oct. 24, 2019, ICE placed a detainer on Osmani Garces-Ortiz, 37, an illegal criminal alien from Cuba, while he was held in Arapahoe County Jail for possessing drugs, criminal trespassing and violating a protection order. In keeping with a recently enacted Colorado law, Arapahoe County Jail could not legally honor the ICE detainer and Garces was released on bond Oct. 28, 2019.

11/25/2019
Orlando, FL
Enforcement and Removal
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During the visit, Assistant Field Office Director (AFOD) Conrad Agagan and Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer Irene Jenkins from ERO Orlando provided Bustamante and Tafur a tour of the ERO Orlando building, an ERO program overview, and stressed the agency's commitment to transparency and working in coordination with the Consulate of Colombia. They also expressed their appreciation for the support the consulate has given ERO in the past.

11/25/2019
Redmond, WA
Enforcement and Removal

A statement posted to social media, Nov. 23, is a prime example of the reckless, irresponsible misinformation that continues to mislead the public concerning the mission of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

11/25/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal

Ervin Urrutia-Sagastume was arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department Nov. 12 for sexual abuse against children, including photographing, videotaping, depicting on a computer or filming sexual acts, criminal use of a communication facility, and possession of an instrument of crime. That same day, ICE’s Philadelphia Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) lodged an immigration detainer on Urrutia, but local law enforcement released him onto the streets, without notifying ICE. It took a week for ICE to locate and apprehend this individual.

11/22/2019
Baltimore, MD
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.

11/22/2019
El Centro, CA
Enforcement and Removal

ICE's ERO in El Centro arrested Luis Gonzalez-Valencia, a 44-year-old Mexican national and confirmed gang member, who was released from Calipatria State Prison after serving an 11-year sentence for manslaughter in 2003. He was arrested Friday morning after ICE officers verified his identity at the prison.

11/21/2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Enforcement and Removal
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Rony De La Cruz Hernandez-Escoto, 52, a citizen of Honduras, was arrested by ICE officers October 17 at the Tooele County (Utah) Jail after his latest felony conviction for illegally reentering the United States.

11/21/2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Enforcement and Removal
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Alberto Abelardo Pulido-Garcia, 46, was arrested by ICE officers without incident in West Valley, Utah, Oct. 25, 2019. Pulido-Garcia is a fugitive wanted for murder in Mexico.

11/20/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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On Aug. 20, 2015, a Romanian court convicted Ioan Flore of injury causing death, manslaughter, or murder, and sentenced him to incarceration for a period of five years and five months. Flore failed to surrender to serve his sentence. Flore subsequently fled Romania at an unknown date and entered the United States illegally.

11/19/2019
Portland, OR
Enforcement and Removal
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Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez was arrested by local authorities the same day and booked into the Washington County jail on charges of felony manslaughter in the second degree, felony assault in the third degree, and misdemeanor reckless driving.

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.

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