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12/06/2019

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ICE removes Brazilian national wanted for homicide in his home country

ICE removes Brazilian national wanted for homicide in his home country
ICE removes Brazilian national wanted for homicide in his home country

NEWARK, NJ — U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a Brazilian national Dec. 2, 2019, wanted for homicide in his home country. Bruno Padua-Silva was escorted by ICE officers on the removal flight to Brazil.

Padua entered the United States April 1, 2018, as a nonimmigrant, but did not depart in accordance with the terms of his admission. Brazil issued a warrant for Padua’s arrest Sept. 20, 2018, for the charge of homicide.

On Sept. 12, 2019, ICE officers arrested Padua without incident outside his residence in Long Branch, New Jersey. On the same date, ICE officers served Padua a Notice to Appear and placed him into immigration proceedings.

“This individual not only violated the terms of his stay in the U.S. but was a potential danger to the community as evidenced by the homicide charge he faces in his home country,” said Ruben Perez, acting field office director for ERO Newark. “ICE officers are to be commended for their diligent and brave work in locating, arresting and removing this individual from the U.S.”

An immigration judge in Newark ordered Padua removed from the U.S. to Brazil Oct. 16, 2019, and Padua waived his rights to appeal.

He departed the U.S. Dec. 2, 2019, and upon arrival in Brazil, ICE turned Padua over to Brazilian authorities.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/09/2019