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June 12, 2024Stamford, CT, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO Boston arrests fugitive convicted for robbery resulting in death in Brazil

STAMFORD, Conn. — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston apprehended an unlawfully present Brazilian national wanted by authorities in his home following his conviction for robbery resulting in death. Deportation officers from ERO Boston’s Hartford office arrested the 29-year-old noncitizen near his residence in Stamford.

“This Brazilian noncitizen fled to the United States in an effort to evade justice in his home country,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons. “His actions resulted in the death of a person, and he posed a significant threat to the residents of Connecticut. ERO Boston will not allow our New England communities to become safe havens for foreign criminals. We will aggressively arrest and remove any noncitizen threat to the safety of our neighborhoods.”

The Brazilian national was convicted by a Brazilian criminal court July 22, 2016, for the offense of robbery resulting in death. The court sentenced him to 20 years of imprisonment.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, admitted the Brazilian national to the United States Sept. 15, 2018. However, he violated the terms of his admittance.

The New Jersey State Police arrested the Brazilian noncitizen Sept. 20, 2020, for possession of marijuana. Authorities booked and released the noncitizen from custody before any enforcement action could be taken.

On Jan. 25, 2023, Brazilian authorities issued an arrest warrant for the noncitizen resulting from his 2016 conviction for the offense of robbery resulting in death.

Deportation officers from ERO Boston’s Hartford office arrested the 29-year-old noncitizen near his residence in Stamford. 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.

Members of the public with information regarding child sex offenders can report crimes or suspicious activity by dialing the ICE Tip Line at 866-DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423) or completing the online tip form.

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