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June 16, 2023Los Angeles, CA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO Los Angeles removes Mexican national wanted for malicious injury

LOS ANGELES — On June 13, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Los Angeles removed a Mexican national to his home country, where he is wanted for felony malicious injury.

ERO Los Angeles officers arrested Luis Alejandro Bazan, 23, following a targeted enforcement operation in Hawthorne, California on April 18. ERO Los Angeles served Bazan with a Notice of Intent/Decision to Reinstate Prior Order of Removal.

“This arrest and removal should be a reminder to those that think they can commit crimes in their home country and hide in our communities that we will find you and have you removed,” said ERO Los Angeles Field Office Director Thomas Giles. “We will fully cooperate with our international partners to ensure criminals face justice both here and in their home countries.”

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.

In addition to its core interior enforcement mission, ERO also supports broader DHS efforts to manage irregular migration at the Southwest Border. During the last two years, ERO has provided logistical support for DHS enterprise operations at the border and has assumed critical duties related to increased irregular migration, including case processing and case management for recent border crossers, domestic ground transportation, and repatriation flights.

Members of the public can report crimes and/or suspicious activity by dialing 866-347-2423 or completing the online tip form.

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