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March 28, 2024Philadelphia, PA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO Philadelphia removes Brazilian noncitizen wanted for attempted murder to Brazil

PHILADELPHIA – Enforcement and Removal (ERO) Philadelphia removed Ulisses De Oliveira Silva, a citizen of Brazil, with a final order of removal, to his home country. De Oliveira is a foreign fugitive wanted by law enforcement authorities in Brazil for attempted murder.

“The United States is not a safe harbor for noncitizens such as Ulisses De Oliveira Silva to escape from justice in their home country,” said ERO Philadelphia Field Office Director Cammilla Wamsley. “ERO continues to safeguard the American public by removing noncitizens who pose a threat to public safety.”

On Nov. 30, 2017, De Oliveira applied for admission to the United States at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico. United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) served De Oliveira with a notice to appear, charging inadmissibility pursuant to Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

CBP transferred De Oliveira to ERO El Paso on Dec. 4, 2017. On the same date, ERO El Paso enrolled him in the Alternatives to Detention program and served him with an order of recognizance and released him.

On Feb. 20, 2018, an immigration judge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ordered De Oliveira removed from the United States in absentia.

On Nov. 22, 2022, ERO Philadelphia received information regarding the warrant in Brazil. Officers began an investigation to locate De Oliveira.

On Feb. 26, 2024, ERO Philadelphia located and apprehended De Oliveira in Philadelphia during an enforcement action. He was served with a notice of revocation of release as an order of supervision violator and detained at the Moshannon Valley Processing Center in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, pending removal from the United States.

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 or suspicious activity by calling 866-347-2423 or completing ICE’s online tip form.

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