HOUSTON — A Mexican national wanted in his native country for homicide was deported Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Carlos Arreguin, 31, was turned over to Mexican authorities Nov. 13 at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge in Laredo.
Arreguin was arrested Oct. 3 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents near Roma, Texas. He admitted being in the country illegally. On Oct. 5, he was convicted in the Southern District of Texas for being in the United States illegally.
Arreguin was previously removed in March 2014. On Oct. 30, he was transferred to ICE custody where he remained until his Nov. 13 removal. ERO was notified Nov. 12 by Mexico's Procuraduria General de la Republic (PGR) that Arreguin was wanted for simple homicide.
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. ERO works with the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Office of International Operations, foreign consular offices in the United States, and Interpol to identify foreign fugitives illegally present in the United States. Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the 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.