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June 14, 2024Boston, MA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO Boston apprehends unlawfully present fugitive convicted of armed carjacking in Brazil

BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston arrested a Brazilian national convicted of armed carjacking in his native country. Deportation officers apprehended the 42-year-old Brazilian fugitive May 30 near his residence in Quincy.

“This Brazilian fugitive has been convicted of armed carjacking in his home country, and he fled to the United States to avoid a prison sentence,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons. “He has shown a propensity to commit violent actions and posed a threat to the residents of Massachusetts. ERO Boston will continue to prioritize the safety of our public by aggressively apprehending and removing egregious noncitizen offenders from our New England communities.”

U.S. Border Patrol apprehended the Brazilian national Sept. 11, 2021, after he unlawfully entered the United States near San Ysidro, California. Border Patrol officials issued the noncitizen a notice to appear before a Department of Justice immigration judge and released him on an order of recognizance.

On Oct. 24, 2022, A Brazilian criminal court convicted the Brazilian national of aggravated theft-armed carjacking. The court sentenced him to five years, four months in prison. Later that day, Brazilian officials issued an arrest warrant for failure to serve a sentence.

Deportation officers from ERO Boston apprehended the Brazilian fugitive May 30 near his residence in Quincy. He will remain in ERO custody pending the outcome of his removal proceedings.

ERO conducts removals of individuals without a lawful basis to remain in the United States, including at the order of immigration judges with Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. The Executive Office for Immigration Review is a separate entity from the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Immigration judges in these courts make decisions based on the merits of each individual case, determining if a noncitizen is subject to a final order of removal or eligible for certain forms of relief from removal.

As one of ICE’s three operational directorates, ERO is the principal federal law enforcement authority in charge of domestic immigration enforcement. ERO’s mission is to protect the homeland through the arrest and removal of those who undermine the safety of U.S. communities and the integrity of U.S. immigration laws, and its primary areas of focus are interior enforcement operations, management of the agency’s detained and non-detained populations, and repatriation of noncitizens who have received final orders of removal. ERO’s workforce consists of more than 7,700 law enforcement and non-law enforcement support personnel across 25 domestic field offices and 208 locations nationwide, 30 overseas postings, and multiple temporary duty travel assignments along the border.

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