PHOENIX – A Honduran national, wanted in his native country for homicide, was removed Thursday, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), and transferred to the custody of the Honduran National Police.
Rigoberto Calderon-Villeda, 26, came into ICE custody July 30, 2018, after apprehension by the U.S. Border Patrol. At that time, he was detained for illegal entry, and placed into removal proceedings.
On Aug.10, 2018, the Trial Court for the Judicial Section of Choluteca, Choluteca, Honduras, issued an arrest warrant against Calderon-Villeda for the offense of homicide. On Sept. 7, 2018, Honduran authorities notified ERO that Calderon-Villeda was subject to an outstanding arrest warrant for homicide, in connection with the beating death of a man. The victim was allegedly beaten to death by four individuals, including Calderon-Villeda.
ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.