PHOENIX — A Mexican national, who has been repatriated five times since 2005 and is wanted in his native country for homicide and violent robbery, was deported Tuesday, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Gilberto Ramos-Prado, 46, was transferred to the custody of representatives from Mexico’s Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) and Mexican immigration officials by ERO officers at the Nogales DeConcini Port of Entry. Gilberto Ramos-Prado most recently came into ICE custody Jan. 12, after serving four months in federal prison for an illegal re-entry conviction.
On Oct. 11, 2007, the First Instance Primary Judge in Nogales, State of Sonora, Mexico, issued an arrest warrant against Ramos-Prado for the offense of homicide and violent robbery. On March 28, 2016, Mexican authorities notified ERO that Ramos-Prado was subject to an outstanding arrest warrant for homicide and violent robbery, in connection with the murder of two individuals inside a residence.
ICE removed or returned 226,119 aliens in fiscal year 2017. The proportion of FY17 removals resulting from ICE arrests increased by nearly 10 percent over the previous fiscal year, and the number of ICE interior removals in FY17 increased by more than 15,000 from FY16.
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.