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February 23, 2024San Francisco, CA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ICE arrests 41 noncitizens with sex offense convictions as part of nationwide law enforcement effort

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers apprehended 41 unlawfully present noncitizen sex offenders as part of a nationwide law enforcement effort that netted 275 noncitizens. The operation ran from Feb. 5 to Feb. 16.

“This operation is a successful example of the hard work of our officers to keep our streets safe while enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, said Field Office Director Moises Becerra.”

The announcement follows a nationwide enforcement effort in January where 275 individuals presenting a threat to public safety were arrested. By using an intelligence-driven enforcement model, ERO makes efficient use of limited resources to promote public safety in communities across the United States.

Those arrested include:

  • A 25-year-old citizen of Nicaragua in Daly City who was convicted of felony lewd or lascivious act upon a child.
  • A 53-year-old citizen of Mexico in Merced who was convicted of felony sexual battery.
  • A 44-year-old citizen of Mexico in Sacramento who was convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery.
  • A 35-year-old citizen of Mexico in Pittsburg who was convicted of felony lewd act upon a child.
  • A 26-year-old citizen of Mexico in Tulare who was convicted of felony sexual battery/sodomy of person under 16 years old.
  • A previously removed a 64-year-old citizen of Mexico in Sacramento who was convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery.
  • A 26-year-old citizen of Mexico in Kings Beach who was convicted of felony possession of child pornography.

ICE focuses on the arrests of noncitizens who have committed crimes and other individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws. ICE officers, with their extensive 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. Learn more about ICE’s mission to increase public safety in your community on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @EROSanFrancisco.