DALLAS — A Mexican man, wanted in his home country for homicide, was deported Tuesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Dallas.
Ever Alonso Deras-Morales, 26, was transported by bus to the U.S. Mexico border at Laredo, Texas, and transferred to Mexican authorities Oct. 11.
Deras-Morales illegally entered the United States near Ajo, Arizona, March 18, 2016, while trying to smuggle marijuana inside large bundles. He was convicted of that crime in federal court March 28 and sentenced to 180 days in prison. On Aug. 31, ERO was notified by Mexico's Procuraduría General de la Republica that Deras-Morales had an outstanding warrant out of Mexico for homicide.
Deras-Morales is wanted for vehicular homicide based on an arrest warrant issued April 10, 2015. According to the arrest warrant, on Sept, 12, 2014, Deras-Morales was driving his pickup truck going west on the Durango-Mazatlan highway at kilometer 102. The victim, Emmanuel Silva Perez, 19, was riding his motorcycle heading east. Deras-Morales suddenly made a left turn and hit Silva Perez. The force of the impact knocked him off his motorcycle and propelled Silva Perez more than 15 feet. Deras-Morales got out of his truck and then got back in and drove off. The victim was taken to a hospital in Durango where he remained in a coma for five days until his family took him off life support. Silva Perez died of traumatic brain injury Sept. 16, 2014.
Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 1,150 foreign fugitives from the United States who were sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder. ERO works with the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Office of International Operations, foreign consular offices in the United States, and Interpol to identify foreign fugitives illegally present in the United States. Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE tip line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE's online tip form.
In fiscal year 2015, ICE conducted 235,413 removals nationwide. Ninety-one percent of individuals removed from the interior of the United States had previously been convicted of a criminal offense.
ICE is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that targets serious criminal aliens who present the greatest risk to the security of our communities, such as those charged with or convicted of homicide, rape, robbery, kidnapping, major drug offenses and threats to national security.