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July 16, 2020Philadelphia, PA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ICE removes Guatemalan man wanted for murder and attempted murder

PHILADELPHIA – On July 16, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed an unlawfully present Guatemalan man, who is wanted by Guatemalan law enforcement authorities for murder and attempted murder.

Guatemalan national Fredy Alvarado-Calderon, 39, entered the United States at an unknown location without admission or parole by an immigration officer.

On April 26, 2007, ERO Newark removed Alvarado-Calderon to Guatemala, following convictions for a May 21, 2002 shoplifting and concealing merchandise in New Jersey; an Aug. 7, 2003, New Jersey conviction for theft by deception and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes; a March 9, 2006, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (FCC) in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, conviction for simple assault; and a November 29, 2006, FCC conviction for presenting false identification to a law enforcement officer.

On an unknown date and location, Alvarado-Calderon illegally re-entered the United States.

On Nov. 26, 2008, the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago convicted him of battery and sentenced him to six months of supervised probation.

On Feb. 19, 2017, the Court of the First Criminal Instance, Drug Trafficking and Crimes Against the Environment of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala issued a warrant for Alvarado-Calderon’s arrest, charging him with murder and attempted murder.

On July 13, 2017, ERO Baltimore arrested him during a targeted enforcement operation, after confirming information regarding the aforementioned arrest warrant, charging him with murder and attempted murder by Guatemalan law enforcement authorities.

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland convicted Alvarado-Calderon of illegal re-entry. The court sentenced him to 24 months imprisonment with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). On April 12, 2019, BOP released Alvarado-Calderon to ERO Philadelphia custody. On July 16, 2019, an immigration judge ordered him removed from the United States. On Aug. 5, Alvarado-Calderon filed an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), but the BIA dismissed the appeal and upheld the immigration judge’s decision on Dec. 17. Alvarado-Calderon filed a petition for review (PFR) with the 3rd Circuit Court in December 2019; however the 3rd Circuit Court denied Alvarado-Calderon’s stay of removal on June 26, clearing the way for his removal.

ICE has removed hundreds of thousands of criminal aliens, some of whom fall under the category of high-profile removals, since the agency was established in March 2003.

High-profile removals include those who are wanted for a crime in another country, regardless of severity, such as murder, rape, sexual abuse of a minor, drug offenses, alien smuggling, fraud or theft. Others include persons who are national security risks, such as suspected terrorists, those involved in counter-proliferation crimes or those on the terrorist watch list and/or the no-fly list, along with human rights or war crimes violators.

Updated: 07/17/2020