SAN ANTONIO — An immigration fugitive from El Salvador, who was wanted for aggravated homicide in his home country, was deported Thursday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Laredo, Texas.
Carlos Humberto Alvarenga Miranda, 39, was flown to El Salvador Sept. 28 onboard a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations (IAO) Unit. Upon arrival, Alvarenga-Miranda was turned over to officials from El Salvador’s Civilian National Police (PNC).
According to the Salvadoran General’s District Attorney, Alvarenga, was part of a group of men named “self-defenses” that were responsible for the deaths of about 40 people. This group conducted murders for money financed by local businessmen and merchants. According to authorities, these murders occurred between 2014 through 2016 along the eastern part of the country.
On Jan. 28, 2011, ICE Dallas officers encountered him at the Dallas County Jail following his arrest on criminal charges. Based on the immigration detainer that ICE officers lodged, Dallas County Jail released him to ERO custody July 29, 2011, where he was placed in removal proceedings. On Aug. 10, an immigration judge ordered him removed to El Salvador, and he was deported Oct. 3, 2011. Six years later, on Aug. 24, 2017, Alvarenga illegally re-entered the United States near Encino, Texas, where he was arrested by Border Patrol agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He was transferred to ICE Aug 29, and taken to the Rio Grande Detention Center, in Laredo, Texas, where he remained until his Sept. 28 removal.
Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 1,700 foreign fugitives from the United States who were sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder. In fiscal year 2016, ICE conducted 240,255 removals nationwide. Ninety-two percent of individuals removed from the interior of the United States had previously been convicted of a criminal offense.
ICE is focused on smart and effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes its resources based on those who pose the biggest threat to national security, border security and public safety.
ICE Air History
ICE routinely uses special air charters to transport aliens who have final orders of removal from an immigration judge. Staffed by ICE ERO Air Operations officers, these air charters enable the agency to repatriate large groups of deportees in an efficient, expeditious and humane manner. Since 2006, ICE Air Operations has supported ERO by providing mass air transportation and removal coordination services to ERO field offices nationwide.
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. ERO coordinates the removal of criminals, foreign fugitives and others ordered deported.