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01/23/2013
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
A Lithuanian national, who was convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the 2005 beating death of University of Illinois at Chicago student Tombol Malik, was deported Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
01/10/2018
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal

During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Illinois cities and towns: Chicago (9), Cicero (4), Hoffman Estates (1), Palatine (4), Park City (1), Rolling Meadows (2) and Round Lake Beach (1). All those arrested were men between the ages of 20 and 53.

03/05/2015
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Alain Painchaud, 46, of Sasseville, Québec, was repatriated to Canada via ground transportation from Chicago and turned over to the custody of Canadian authorities at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.
05/30/2012
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Francisco Piche-Aguilar, an El Salvadoran national wanted in his home country for aggravated homicide in connection with the stabbing death of a 37-year-old victim in February 2010, was deported and turned over to El Salvadoran law enforcement officials Wednesday by ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO).
11/30/2011
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
The Republic of Poland issued an Interpol warrant for Pitucha for his alleged role in stealing 18 luxury vehicles as a member of an organized criminal group. He faces trial in Poland on these charges.
10/11/2016
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Agustin Espinoza-Betancourt, 34, is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for allegedly committing murder in 1999 in Morelos, Mexico. According to the Red Notice, on Feb 6, 1999, Espinoza-Betancourt got into an altercation with his neighbors — a mother and son — and shot the son four times, killing him. The mother attempted to shield her son and was shot twice, but survived.

05/25/2018
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Of the 156 arrested, 74 had criminal convictions.  One hundred forty-seven men and nine women were arrested; they range in age from 19 to 64 years old.

03/04/2016
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Bahena’s efforts – and those of the nearly 200 servicemen and women in the Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Normal, Illinois – were recognized Feb. 26, 2016 at the 16th Annual Reserve Family Readiness Award ceremony at the Pentagon.
11/27/2012
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
Bartosz Sikorski, a Polish national wanted in his home country for killing a pedestrian by driving recklessly, was deported and turned over to Polish law enforcement officials Tuesday by ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO).
05/22/2015
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Carlos Cortez-Hernandez, aka Jesus Agaton-Martinez, 34, was removed to Mexico May 21 and turned over to the custody of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office.
09/12/2019
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal

ICE contacted the Mexican Consulate to inform them of Rodriguez-Espinoza’s medical status and to request assistance locating his next of kin. Mexican Consular officials subsequently advised that Rodriguez-Espinoza had no known next of kin.

08/05/2016
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Ismael Leon-Damian, 29, is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for raping and beating his estranged wife in Michoacán, Mexico, March 1, 2015. He departed Chicago on an ICE Air Operations charter flight Aug. 5 and was turned over to the custody of Mexican law enforcement authorities at the Brownsville, Texas, Port of Entry.
07/27/2017
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Jacinto Matom-Brito, 22, arrived in La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala, via ICE Air, and was turned over to local authorities.  He was wanted for sexually assaulting two minors in 2012 in Nebaj, Guatemala.
04/10/2018
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Determining citizenship and obtaining travel documents for detained individuals is often a cumbersome process which slows the deportation of foreign nationals held in ICE/ERO custody.  The eTD system streamlines the process with participating countries by electronically providing biographic and biometric information used to determine citizenship and/or nationality for individuals.  The system also allows consular officials to review and edit electronic travel documents, which can be signed using a signature pad.  Documents can be printed locally by ICE/ERO personnel at detention facilities or field offices. 

07/28/2016
Chesapeake, VA
Enforcement and Removal
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On July 25, deportation officers conducting a targeted law enforcement action in and around Chesapeake, Virginia, encountered one of the worst kinds of criminals, an aggravated felon, who had already been removed from the United States.

10/04/2012
Charlottesville, VA
Enforcement and Removal
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Prior to his removal, Miranda was being held in ICE custody at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth, Va.
01/29/2018
Charlottesville, VA
Enforcement and Removal

At its Thursday meeting, members of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ) Board voted to uphold current jail policy to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) up to 48 hours in advance of an alien’s release from local custody.

11/18/2008
Charlotte, NC
Enforcement and Removal
The Buncombe, Henderson and Gaston County Sheriffs' Offices yesterday received a new link that will automatically check the criminal and immigration history of all individuals booked into their jails. This new process will provide local officers as much information available about individuals they arrest and help to more efficiently identify criminal aliens for potential removal.
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.

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.

11/25/2008
Charlotte, NC
Enforcement and Removal
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CHARLOTTE, NC - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that a five-day targeted fugitive operation that culminated Friday in the Carolinas and Georgia netted 104 fugitive aliens and immigration violators.

10/18/2018
Charlotte, NC
Enforcement and Removal

In collaboration with officers from ERO Baltimore, an ERO Charlotte Fugitive Operations Team located Alfredo Carreon-Lopez at a Forsyth County business Friday. Carreon is suspected to have fled the Baltimore area following the issuance of a Maryland state arrest warrant on charges of first-degree rape, second-degree rape, sexual abuse of a minor, first and second-degree assault, and multiple additional sexual offense charges.

08/15/2019
Charlotte, NC
Enforcement and Removal

ICE arrested fugitive Oscar Pacheco, 33, a Honduran national, and repeat immigration violator during a targeted enforcement operation in Mecklenburg County August 9, nearly two months after the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office refused to honor an ICE detainer, or even notify ICE of the release, and instead released Pacheco from local criminal custody following his arrest on first-degree rape and indecent liberties with a minor charges.

10/12/2017
Charlotte, NC
Enforcement and Removal

Bonifacio Cano Perez, 43, an illegally present Mexican national, entered ICE custody Aug. 22. He was subsequently ordered removed from the United States by a federal immigration judge Oct. 3, after receiving appropriate legal process before the federal immigration courts.

04/12/2011
Charleston, SC
Enforcement and Removal
4 additional South Carolina counties to benefit from ICE program to enhance identification and removal of aliens convicted of a crime

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