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February 6, 2024San Antonio, TX, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO San Antonio arrests 8 noncitizens during nationwide law enforcement effort

SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) San Antonio field office apprehended eight unlawfully present noncitizens with pending charges or convictions for murder, homicide or assault against children during a nationwide law enforcement effort from Jan. 16 to Jan. 28.

“This operation is a demonstration of ERO’s continued commitment to keep the homeland and our communities safe,” said ERO San Antonio Field Office Director Corey Price. “The arrests of criminal noncitizens will continue as these individuals jeopardize the integrity of U.S. immigration laws and have harmed innocent people here in the U.S.”

Those arrested include:

  • A 27-year-old citizen of Mexico in Austin who was convicted of felony aggravated sexual assault of a child.
  • A 23-year-old citizen of Honduras in Austin who was convicted of death by vehicle.
  • A 63-year-old citizen of Mexico in Granite Shoals who was convicted of felony injury to a child/elderly/disabled and criminal negligence.
  • A 40-year-old citizen of Mexico in Kingsland who was convicted of felony injury to a child/elderly/disabled person.

ICE focuses on the arrests of noncitizens who have committed crimes and other individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws. ICE officers, informed by their experience and training, use their inherent discretion as law enforcement officials to focus enforcement resources on those who pose a threat to national security, public safety or border security. These efforts include noncitizens with final orders of removal. Cases amenable to federal criminal prosecution may be presented to the appropriate U.S. attorney’s office.

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.

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