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March 3, 2022San Antonio, TX, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ICE removes Mexican foreign fugitive wanted for homicide

LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Harlingen Field Office, removed a noncitizen foreign fugitive wanted for homicide in Mexico.

Mexican national Rafael Silverio Rojas Estefania, 26, was taken to the international boundary of the Lincoln/Juarez Bridge in Laredo, Texas, where he was handed over to Mexican authorities Thursday.

Rojas has been removed from the U.S. on three previous occasions.

On July 7, 2017, Rojas was encountered by U.S. Border Patrol and removed to Mexico. He was removed to Mexico twice in 2020 before being arrested by ERO Laredo officers on Feb. 23. Rojas was also arrested by the Laredo Police Department on three occasions for assault/bodily injury in 2021.

On Oct. 29, 2018, Mexican authorities in Guanajuato, Mexico, issued a warrant for his arrest. He is wanted for homicide.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 1 (866) DHS-2-ICE or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.

ICE focuses its civil immigration enforcement priorities on the apprehension and removal of noncitizens who pose a threat to our national security, public safety, and border security.

Updated: 03/08/2022