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July 5, 2019New York, NY, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO New York assists in extradition of foreign fugitive

NEW YORK —  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers utilize their unique law enforcement authorities on a daily basis to promote public safety in a variety of ways, often coordinating with local, state, federal, and foreign law enforcement officials to ensure that dangerous aliens do not remain within the U.S.  ERO officers assisted U.S. Marshals Service with the extradition of a foreign national to Germany.

“ICE officers work daily with a continued commitment to enforcing our country’s immigration laws and removing criminals from our country. Assisting in the removal of a foreign fugitive sought for rape charges in Germany is one of the many reasons ICE officers remain steadfast in their duties,” said Thomas R. Decker, field officer director for ERO New York.

On April 7, a citizen and national of India, lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a visitor, with authorization to remain until Oct. 6, 2019, had  his visa cancelled by the U.S. Department of State. The Indian national was found to have been wanted in Germany for the rape of a minor, and it was discovered that he may have been residing in the New York City metropolitan area.

On June 12, deportation officers assigned to ERO New York’s Violent Criminal Alien Section (VCAS) and Joint Criminal Alien Removal Taskforce (JCART), with assistance from the U.S. Marshals, arrested the Indian national in Richmond Hill, New York, pursuant to the federal arrest warrant, issued in the Eastern District of New York. Talwar was subsequently remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, pending extradition to Germany.

The Indian national was extradited to Germany Tuesday by Deputy Marshals and transferred to German law enforcement custody.

ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.