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02/25/2015

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South Texas ICE officers deport Mexican man wanted for kidnapping, raping and murdering a minor

ICE officers transferred Angel Daniel Vasquez-Aleman to the custody of Mexican law enforcement authorities at the border crossing in Hidalgo, Texas, Feb. 26.

HIDALGO, Texas — Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) on Thursday deported a Mexican fugitive wanted in his home country for kidnapping, raping and murdering a minor.

ICE officers transferred Angel Daniel Vasquez-Aleman to the custody of Mexican law enforcement authorities at the border crossing in Hidalgo, Texas, Feb. 26.

In 2012, Vasquez-Aleman allegedly participated in kidnapping, raping and murdering a minor.

Vasquez-Aleman first entered the United States illegally in 2009 near Laredo, Texas. After serving a 175-day sentence for an aggravated assault conviction against a family member that occurred in 2013, he was transferred to ICE custody Feb. 10, 2015. ICE officers conducted further international database checks and discovered an arrest warrant for Vasquez-Aleman for heinous crimes allegedly committed in Matamoros, Mexico. He was housed at the Port Isabel (Texas) Detention Center where remained until the day of his removal.

“ERO is committed to removing individuals like Vasquez-Aleman,” said Enrique M. Lucero, field office director for ERO San Antonio. “Partnerships with local sheriffs’ offices ensure that criminal aliens are removed from our streets.  As in this case, when local sheriffs’ departments transfer individuals to ICE custody, we are able to check our international databases and discover the detainees who are wanted for other egregious crimes. Because of those checks and partnerships, our international law enforcement counterparts now have the opportunity to bring Vasquez-Aleman to justice for the serious criminal allegations against him in Mexico.”

In fiscal year 2014, ERO removed 315,943 individuals from the United States. In addition to convicted criminals, the agency's enforcement priorities include those apprehended while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States, illegal re-entrants — individuals who returned to the United States after being previously removed by ICE — and immigration fugitives. In fiscal year 2014, 98 percent of ICE removals met these priorities.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 02/27/2015