ERO New York City arrests previously deported Mexican citizen convicted of sexual assault of a child
NEW YORK — On Nov. 22, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) New York City arrested an unlawfully present Mexican citizen convicted by the Monmouth County Superior Court of New Jersey for the offense of aggravated sexual assault of a victim less than 13 years old.
ERO officers assigned to the Hudson Valley suboffice apprehended the 29-year-old child predator at the Federal Bureau of Prisons Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, where he was incarcerated for the offense of illegal reentry after having been previously deported. He was arrested without incident pursuant to a warrant of removal/deportation and will remain in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody pending removal to Mexico.
The Mexican national entered the United States on an unknown date at an unknown location without being inspected, admitted or paroled by an immigration officer. On March 18, 2012, the noncitizen was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol, charged with illegal entry and sentenced to two days of imprisonment. On March 23, 2012, he was served with a notice and order of expedited removal and removed from the United States.
The noncitizen reentered the United States on an unknown date at an unknown location without being inspected, admitted or paroled by an immigration officer. On Nov. 1, 2019, he was convicted by the Monmouth County Superior Court of New Jersey for the offense of aggravated sexual assault of a victim less than 13 years old and sentenced to six years of imprisonment. On June 9, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey convicted him for the offense of illegal reentry and sentenced him to two years of imprisonment.
Noncitizens placed into removal proceedings receive their legal due process from federal immigration judges in the immigration courts, which are administered by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). EOIR is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice and is separate from the Department of Homeland Security and ICE. Immigration judges in these courts make decisions based on the merits of each individual case. ERO officers carry out the removal decisions made by the federal immigration judges.
In fiscal year 2022, ERO arrested 46,396 noncitizens with criminal histories; this group had 198,498 associated charges and convictions. These included 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.
ERO is a directorate of ICE and 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 ICE’s online tip form.
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