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04/29/2019
Sioux City, IA
Enforcement and Removal

Luis Alberto DeLoera-Serna, 40, a Mexican man who is illegally present in the United States, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand, after pleading guilty on Jan. 11, 2019.

07/30/2015
Shreveport, LA
Enforcement and Removal
Timoteo Gonzalez-Leiva, 42, of Honduras, was encountered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in January following the completion of his prison sentence for a battery conviction in Caddo Parish.
01/04/2011
Sedalia, MO
Enforcement and Removal
U.S. ICE began using a federal information-sharing capability in Pettis County that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States, who are booked into local law enforcement's custody for a crime. This capability is part of Secure Communities...
01/24/2020
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal

On Jan. 24, officers with ICE's ERO arrested Medardo Cruz-Ventura, a Mexican citizen, who is an illegally present criminal alien that has been removed from the United States on multiple occasions.

07/25/2016
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal

In Skagit County, 10 individuals were taken into custody, including nine from Mt. Vernon and one from Burlington. In Whatcom County, nine individuals were taken into custody from cities including: Bellingham (3), Bow (1), Everson (2), Ferndale (2) and Lynden (1).

11/29/2012
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
A Briton wanted for indecent assault on a child by United Kingdom authorities was deported Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
06/28/2012
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
A 30-year-old Honduran national, who recently served federal prison time for felony re-entry after deportation, was removed to his native country Wednesday by ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers.
02/04/2020
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal

ICE encourages public leaders, advocacy groups and the community to share this accurate information to ensure the safety of both those utilizing public transportation and those charged with ensuring their safety while aboard.

11/09/2016
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
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Jose De Jesus Barajas Lopez, 30, was transferred to the custody of representatives from Mexico’s Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) and Mexican immigration officials by ERO’s Special Response Team at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. 

04/23/2014
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
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Hermes Franca De Barros, aka Hermes Franca Barros, 39, formerly of Clackamas County, Ore., was removed by commercial airliner from the U.S. under ERO officer escort.
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.

05/28/2020
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
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Officers with ICE's ERO joined local law enforcement May 28, in the search for Jorge Omar Alcantara-Gonzalez, a criminal alien wanted in connection with the disappearance of Ian Eckles.

09/26/2019
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal

During an enforcement surge effort the past five days, ICE Seattle arrested nearly 60 criminal aliens throughout the Pacific Northwest; 33 possessed criminal convictions, nine with pending criminal charges, but all were violators of U.S. immigration law for their illegal presence in the country.

05/12/2014
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
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Sung Hoon Ha, 30, formerly of Tacoma, pleaded guilty in December 2013 to encouraging and inducing an alien to unlawfully enter the United States, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations. Ha was sentenced to 137 days' time served and two years' supervised release. He was turned over to ERO, placed into removal proceedings and held at the Northwest Detention Center until his deportation.
06/16/2020
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal

Murder suspect Jorge Omar Alcantara-Gonzalez, 41, is a Mexican citizen who is in the United States illegally. On June 14, Alcantara-Gonzalez was arrested by the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Department, charged with murder, burglary, theft and a variety of other local charges in connection with the disappearance of Ian Eckles. Eckles, 41, has been missing out of Kent since mid-May.

05/08/2019
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal

ICE maintains that cooperation by local officials is an indispensable component of promoting public safety. Policy makers who strive to make it more difficult to remove dangerous criminal aliens and aim to stop the cooperation of local officials and business partners, harm the very communities whose welfare they have sworn to protect.

03/30/2017
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal

Of those arrested during the enforcement action, 60 had criminal histories, including prior convictions for sex crimes, drug offenses, and domestic violence.

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.

05/14/2014
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
Wai Chiu "Tony" Ng, 57, was escorted by ERO officers on a multi-segment commercial flight that left Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Tuesday morning and arrived at Hong Kong International Airport Wednesday night (local time). Ng had been held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma since his parole from Washington state prison in December.
07/11/2008
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
In the first nine months of fiscal year 2008 (Oct. 2007 through June 2008), ICE returned 7,345 illegal aliens to their home countries who had been living in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. During that same period last fiscal year, ICE removed 5,256. This year's statistics reflect a 39 percent overall increase in the volume of deportations from the three-state area.
01/16/2014
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
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A former Seattle-area man, Fabian Godinez-Oseguera, was deported by ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) Thursday to Mexico where he faces homicide charges for the October 2000 murder of Arnoldo Farias Cisneros.
05/31/2012
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
Carlington David Richards, a 34-year-old Jamaican national and former police officer wanted in his native country for murder, was removed Thursday by ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers and turned over to authorities in that nation's capital.
10/24/2012
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
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Rigoberto Puga-De La Rosa, a 36-year-old Mexican national wanted in his native country for murder, was removed Wednesday by ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers.

11/12/2014
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
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Stefan Eduard Wiebogen, of Strasshof, Austria, was arrested Oct. 16 by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents near a Portland hostel. He was located after a team of investigators from HSI, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Portland Police Bureau canvased Portland-area hotels, hostels and casinos.

11/20/2014
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
Yichun Xu was placed on a commercial flight back to China Thursday afternoon by ERO officers. The former Puget Sound Community College student came to the attention of ERO following his November 2012 arrest on multiple vehicular assault charges

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