ERO Denver arrests 4 as part of nationwide operation
DENVER — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Denver apprehended four removable noncitizens identified as having been convicted of driving under the influence who had been released from incarceration on parole or placed on probation into communities under supervision during a nationwide enforcement effort from March 4 to March 13.
Those arrested include:
- A 25-year-old citizen of Mexico in arrested Aurora. In January 2023, the Adams County District Court in Brighton convicted the noncitizen of vehicular assault — DUI.
- A 33-year-old citizen of Mexico in arrested Aurora. In January 2023 and July 2021, the Summit County District Court in Silverthorne convicted the noncitizen of DUI. In October 2021, the Jefferson County District Court in Golden convicted the noncitizen of misdemeanor DUI.
- A 54-year-old citizen of Mexico in arrested in Denver. In January 2022, the Denver County Court in Denver convicted the noncitizen of misdemeanor driving while ability impaired — 2nd alcohol-related offense.
- A 48-year-old citizen of Mexico in arrested in Denver. In 2022, 2006 and 2001, the Jefferson County District Court in Golden convicted the noncitizen of misdemeanor driving while ability impaired.
ICE targets and arrests noncitizens who have committed crimes and other individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws. ICE officers, informed by their experience and training, use their discretion inherent as law enforcement officials to focus enforcement resources on people who threaten the homeland. The effort includes noncitizens with a final order of removal. Cases amenable to federal criminal prosecution may be presented to the appropriate U.S. attorney’s office.
In fiscal year 2022, ERO arrested 46,396 noncitizens with criminal histories. This group had 198,498 associated charges and convictions, including 21,531 assault offenses; 8,164 sex and sexual assault offenses; 5,554 weapons offenses; 1,501 homicide-related offenses; and 1,114 kidnapping offenses.
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 can report crimes and suspicious activity by dialing 866-347-2423 or completing the online tip form. Learn more about ICE’s mission to increase public safety in your community on Twitter @ERODenver.