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08/01/2013
Harlingen, TX
Enforcement and Removal
Lelis Rodriguez, a Honduran national who has been in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since July 22, passed away Wednesday, July 31, at Valley Baptist Medical Center (VBMC) in Harlingen, Texas from a cerebral hemorrhage.
09/13/2011
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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Three and a half hours after departing John F. Kennedy International Airport, on what seemed to be an uneventful flight, ICE Immigration Enforcement Agents Lonnie Cody and Carl Ulmer were approached by a flight attendant, asking for assistance with an uncooperative passenger.
06/09/2017
Miami, FL
Human Rights Violators
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According to court documents, Jose Francisco Grijalva Monroy, 49, a citizen of El Salvador, testified that as a soldier in the Salvadoran army, he tortured suspected guerrillas by hanging them by their hands from trees and slapping their chests with his bare hands.

04/29/2011
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
An Israeli national wanted on financial fraud charges totaling $1.9 million in his native country was deported this week by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
12/08/2017
Louisville, KY
Enforcement and Removal

During this operation which ended Dec. 7, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Kentucky cities:  Covington (9), Erlanger (1), Florence (6), Newport (4) and Walton (2).  Of those arrested, 20 are men; two are women.

02/05/2015
Alexandria, LA
Enforcement and Removal
Mohamed Admed Hassan Abdallah Omran, 38, of Egypt, was found guilty of two counts of failure to depart for resisting removal after final deportation orders. The defendant’s trial started Wednesday and ended Thursday with the jury returning the guilty verdict after deliberating for 10 minutes.
09/18/2008
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

DENVER - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 59 fugitives and immigration violators throughout Colorado during a five-day initiative targeting immigration absconders which ended Tuesday.

06/12/2011
Atlanta, GA
Enforcement and Removal
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June 8 wasn't a typical Wednesday morning at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Instead, a major operation was underway. A fugitive - an alleged child predator - was on the loose, attempting to leave the country.
12/18/2018
El Paso, TX
Enforcement and Removal

On Monday, December 17th, an ICE ERO IAO flight departed El Paso, Texas carrying 36 Cambodian nationals, of whom 34 are criminals, to their home country of Cambodia in accordance with their final orders of removal.

09/15/2015
El Paso, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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Cesar Vega-Muñoz was turned over Sept. 14 to Mexican officials at the top of the Stanton International Bridge Port of Entry.
03/01/2011
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal
Read ICE Director John Morton's memo on priorities for the apprehension, detention and removal of aliens.
07/22/2010
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
After his fifth conviction for the same crime, a Mexican man was sentenced on Thursday to serve five years in federal prison for unlawfully re-entering the United States after having been deported following an aggravated felony conviction.
01/22/2016
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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Josue Wilfredo Diaz-Arriaga, who is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for extortion of individuals for protection money, was ordered removed by an immigration judge in November 2015. He was turned over without incident to Salvadoran authorities Jan. 22 in San Salvador, El Salvador.
06/16/2014
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
Operation Cross Check, which began May 18 and concluded Saturday, is the latest effort by ICE to prioritize the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration violators. Arrests were made in the following six states: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Kansas and Missouri. The 287 men and 10 women arrested are from 29 countries.
03/25/2015
Mexico City, Mexico
Enforcement and Removal
According to an Interpol warrant, Barbarito De Leon-Compean, 50, is wanted by Mexican officials for homicide. De Leon-Compean was convicted Oct. 16, 1995, in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, for conspiracy to traffic illegal drugs. De Leon-Compean, who entered the United States illegally at an unknown place and at an unknown time, was ordered removed by an immigration judge Aug. 26, 1997.
05/10/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Elda Cuadra-Torres, 29, was removed from the United States via an ICE Air Operations Charter flight and transferred into the custody of Salvadoran law enforcement authorities.

05/30/2012
Baltimore, MD
Enforcement and Removal
A native of El Salvador, residing in Columbia, Md., was sentenced May 30 for illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported as the result of a felony conviction, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
11/17/2010
Miami, FL
Enforcement and Removal
Six convicted criminals residing in Miami were arrested on Tuesday by officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in an enforcement operation targeting convicted criminal aliens identified with being in violation of U.S. immigration law.
04/05/2019
Florence, AZ
Enforcement and Removal

Following his release from the Maricopa County Jail on February 26, 2019, Abel Reyes-Clemente, 54, was transferred to ICE custody after serving jail time on a misdemeanor conviction for driving under the influence. Relevant records indicate Mr. Reyes had been repatriated five times, most recently in 2008.

12/10/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
According to the indictment, the conspiracy existed from March 2014 to October 2015 and was led by Jorge Balbuena, who supplied wholesale amounts of heroin, cocaine, crack, and other controlled substances to other wholesale drug distributors, and street dealers.
07/15/2016
Atlanta, GA
Enforcement and Removal
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Juan Otero-Navarro, 36, entered ERO custody Oct. 23 following his release from federal prison and was transferred to the Stewart County Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. Otero was convicted in September 2015 on a felony charge of illegally reentering the United States after a prior removal in May 2011. Otero was also convicted on felony forgery charges in Fairfax County, Virginia, in February 2011

11/16/2011
Buffalo, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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A former lawful permanent resident, who was once an enlisted member of the U.S. Navy, was deported Wednesday to Panama. He had killed two people during a 1977 hostage standoff at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The man was escorted from Buffalo, N.Y., to Panama by officers with ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
05/16/2016
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal

Rafael Alexander Henriquez, a 41-year-old citizen of El Salvador, illegally entered the United States at an unknown location and date.

07/12/2018
Boston, MA
Enforcement and Removal

Dorviro Rocha-Ribeiro, 47, a citizen and national of Brazil who was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for murder, was removed from the United States by officers with ICE's ERO to Brazil via Boston Logan International Airport and Miami International Airport on July 10.

12/10/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Enforcement and Removal
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 37 foreign nationals with prior convictions for sex offenses during a three-day operation targeting criminal alien sex offenders in the Los Angeles area.

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