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May 24, 2024New York, NY, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO New York City arrests unlawfully present Mexican citizen, repeat offender convicted of voluntary manslaughter

Noncitizen has been removed from the United States on four separate occasions

NEW YORK — On May 21, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) New York City arrested a citizen of Mexico with several felony convictions, including manslaughter, carrying a prohibited weapon and illegal reentry.

Officers from ERO New York City’s Newburgh office arrested the 62-year-old serial offender at the at Otisville Federal Correctional Facility without incident pursuant to a warrant of removal. He will remain in custody pending removal to Mexico.

“This recidivist criminal has repeatedly shown he has absolutely no regard for the laws of the United States and is therefore a significant threat to community safety,” said ERO New York City Field Office Director Kenneth Genalo. “Our officers will relentlessly pursue criminal noncitizens and remove them from the United States.”

The Mexican citizen entered the United States on an unknown date and at an unknown location without inspection, admittance or parole by an immigration official.

On Nov. 20, 1985, the noncitizen was arrested for the crime of homicide. He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter on Jan 22, 1986, and sentenced to eight years of imprisonment.

He was ordered removed on Oct. 15, 1986, and removed to Mexico two days later.

The Mexican citizen reentered the United States on several occasions without inspection, admittance or parole by an immigration official. He was removed to Mexico on June 20, 1998; March 21, 2006; and Jan. 18, 2019.

In addition to voluntary manslaughter, the noncitizen has convictions in the United States for:

  • Carrying a prohibited weapon; June 9, 1993; sentenced to three years of incarceration.
  • Carrying a concealed weapon; Dec. 31, 1998.
  • Illegal entry; Aug. 7, 2000.
  • Illegal reentry; Sept. 19, 2000; sentenced to 79 months of incarceration.
  • Carrying a prohibited weapon; Feb. 11, 2008; sentenced to 45 days of incarceration.
  • Illegal reentry; May 1, 2012; sentenced to 96 months of incarceration.
  • Illegal reentry; Dec. 12, 2019; sentenced to 46 months of incarceration.

ERO officers prioritize enforcement actions in accordance with the Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law issued by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas on Sept. 30, 2021, and reinstituted on June 28, 2023 — obtaining and reviewing entire criminal and administrative records and any other investigative information available when taking decisive law enforcement actions.

In fiscal year 2023, ERO arrested 73,822 noncitizens with criminal histories; this group had 290,178 associated charges and convictions with an average of four per individual. These included 33,209 assaults; 4,390 sex and sexual assaults; 7,520 weapons offenses; 1,713 charges or convictions for homicide; and 1,655 kidnapping offenses.

As one of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) 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 ICE’s online tip form.

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