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November 21, 2022San Francisco, CA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO San Francisco apprehends 15 during national operation targeting noncitizen sex offenders

SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers apprehended 15 unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses, including those with an executable final order of removal, during a nationwide enforcement effort, Oct. 22 through Nov. 4.

“Thanks to the tireless efforts of our ERO San Francisco fugitive operations officers, 15 convicted noncitizen sex offenders have been removed from the community and are no longer a danger to our children,” said Moises Becerra Field Office Director, ERO San Francisco. “I couldn’t be prouder of the amazing work that our fugitive operations officers do every day to locate and arrest public safety threats.”

Among those arrested:

  • A 45-year-old citizen of Mexico in Modesto, California, convicted in Kern County, California of two counts of felony lewd and lascivious acts with a minor in November 2018, and of felony assault on person in March 2019
  • A 24-year-old citizen of Mexico in Avenal, California, convicted in Kings County, California of felony child molesting in October 2019
  • A 59-year-old citizen of Mexico in Yuba City, California, convicted in Kern County, California of lewd and lascivious acts with a child in February 2016
  • A 38-year-old citizen of Mexico in Los Banos, California, convicted in Merced County, California of felony annoy/molest victim under 18 years of age in June 2021
  • A 37-year-old citizen of Mexico in Madera, California, convicted in San Joaquin County, California of lewd acts with a minor child under 14 in May 2021
  • A 47-year-old citizen of Mexico in Modesto, California, convicted in San Joaquin County, California of felony contact minor with intent for sex in April 2022
  • A 24-year-old citizen of Burma in Daly City, California, convicted in San Mateo County, California of possession of obscene material of a minor in February 2022

ICE officers make case decisions in a responsible manner, informed by their experience as law enforcement professionals and in a way that best protects against the greatest threats to the homeland.

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 (DOJ) and is separate from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ICE. Immigration judges in these courts make decisions based on the merits of each individual case. ICE officers carry out the removal decisions made by the federal immigration judges.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, ERO San Francisco arrested 1,685 noncitizens with pending or convicted criminal charges.

Members of the public can report crimes and/or suspicious activity by dialing 1-866-347-2423 or completing the online tip form.

Learn more about ERO San Francisco’s mission to increase public safety in the community by visiting us on Twitter @EROSanFrancisco.

Updated: 11/30/2022