United States Flag
Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security

Report Crimes: Email or Call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE

mobile search image
Enforcement and Removal
08/10/2020

Share

  • Email icon
  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon
  • Print icon

ICE HSI agents arrest 2 illegal immigrant fugitives in Alabama wanted for attempted murder, other crimes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two unlawfully present fugitives were arrested by agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Alabama, July 22.

“People in these communities can rest easier knowing that these two violent criminals are not roaming the streets in search of their next victims,” said Acting HSI Special Agent in Charge Robert Hammer, who oversees HSI operations in Georgia and Alabama. “The United States should not be viewed as a safe haven for violent criminals fleeing justice in their own countries.”

HSI Birmingham arrested Christian Martinez, 32, a Salvadoran national and U.S. fugitive, for violations of state law concerning attempted murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling and an alien in unlawful possession of a firearm. HSI Birmingham along with the United States Marshals Service arrested the subject on a fugitive warrant at a work site in Mountain Brook, Alabama. HSI Birmingham is also pursuing federal charges for unlawful firearm possession. Martinez was booked into the Jefferson County, Alabama, jail. This is an ongoing HSI-led investigation.

Martinez illegally entered the United States without being inspected or paroled by an immigration officer on an unknown date and at an unknown location.

HSI Huntsville arrested Iris Ferreira-Cardoso, 49, a Brazilian national for violations of immigration law. HSI Huntsville, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Birmingham, and Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ferreira at a residence in Owens Crossroads, Alabama, and he will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.

Ferreira illegally entered the United States without being inspected or paroled by an immigration officer on an unknown date and at an unknown location.

On September 18, 2005, the United States Border Patrol (USBP) encountered Ferreira near Eagle Pass, TX. USBP determined him to be amenable to removal under Section 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and turned him over to ERO San Antonio for removal. On October 4, 2005, ERO San Antonio removed Ferreira from the United States. He reentered the U.S. illegally on an unknown date and time.

On July 22, ERO New Orleans and HSI Atlanta arrested Ferreira and booked him into ICE custody for removal.

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.

Share

  • Email icon
  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon
  • Print icon
Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/10/2020