WASHINGTON – An El Salvadoran national was deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Friday and turned over to police in El Salvador. Oscar Avila-Osorio, 24, is wanted in his home country for raping a minor and was the subject of an Interpol notice.
Avila-Osorio was residing in Washington, D.C. when he was picked up by ERO’s Washington Fugitive Operations Team on April 8. Avila-Osorio was transported by ERO officers to Alexandria International Airport Sept. 21 and departed Sept. 25 to San Salvador International Airport.
Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 1,150 foreign fugitives from the United States who were sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder. Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the toll-free ICE tip line at 1-866-347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.
ERO coordinates the removal of criminals, foreign fugitives and others ordered deported. Last year alone, ERO removed 315,943 individuals from the United States. ICE is focused on smart and effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes its resources based on those who pose the biggest threat to national security, border security and public safety. ICE’s civil enforcement efforts are based on priorities set by the Secretary of Homeland Security in November 2014.