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Criminal offenders across the country are shielded by current non-cooperation policies

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has repeatedly asked local jurisdictions to reconsider non-cooperation policies because those policies put politics before public safety. On Friday, ICE released more examples of foreign nationals with active ICE detainers who have been detained for serious criminal offenses. ICE asks each of these jurisdictions to transfer these individuals to federal custody instead of releasing them to the community where they may reoffend.

ICE maintains that cooperation with local law enforcement is essential to protecting public safety, and the agency aims to work cooperatively with local jurisdictions to ensure that criminal aliens are not released into U.S. communities to commit additional crimes.

"The only way a person is subject to an ICE detainer… is if they are handcuffed and arrested for a crime committed in the local community," said acting ICE Director Matt Albence. 

Detainers Currently Outstanding

Pennsylvania

Includes Allegheny county.

Failure to Comply with Registration of Sexual Offender Requirements CHEN, Bi Ke Read More Robbery, Attempted Rape, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Receiving, Stolen Property, Indecent Assault COC-Sep, Eduardo Read More Child Pornography, Criminal Use of Communication Facility COTRINA-Gutierrez, Eduardo Freddy Read More Rape, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Statutory Sexual Assault, Endangering Welfare of Children, Corruption of Minors, Indecent Assault on Person Less Than 13 Years of Age, Terroristic Threats FIGUEROA-Padilla, Fernando Read More Attempted Kidnapping for Ransom, Unlawful Restraint, False Imprisonment, Possession of Instrument of Crime, Terroristic Threats, Stalking, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Harassment HERNANDEZ-Hernandez, Saul Read More Involuntary Manslaughter, Homicide by Vehicle, Aggravated Assault by Vehicle, Recklessly Endangering Another Person MAMATKULOV, Shekhroz Read More Murder, Possession of Instrument of Crime NUNES-Da Silva, Igor Read More Murder, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Endangering Welfare of Children, Corruption of Minors, Simple Assault, Possession of Instrument of Crime, Terroristic Threats, Recklessly Endangering Another Person OSORIO-Quino, Josue Read More Robbery of Motor Vehicle, Robbery-Inflict Immediate Bodily Injury, Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct WRIGHT, Rexford Read More Criminal Attempt-Rape Forcible Compulsion, Robbery-Threat Immediate Serious Injury, Criminal Attempt-Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault Forcible Compulsion, Simple Assault, False Imprisonment, Unlawful Restraint/Serious Bodily Injury YOC-Hernandez, Erick Mauricio Read More

Illinois

Includes Cook county.

Louisiana

Includes Orleans parish.

Maryland

Includes Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

2nd Degree Rape; 2nd Degree Attempted Rape; 3rd Degree Sex Offense David Gener Arauz-Escoto Read More Armed Robbery Jose Guillermo Molina-Arevalo Read More 3rd Degree Sex Abuse Minor/Sex Offense Saudy Jose Quintana-Aviles Read More 1st Degree Murder Jonathan Josue Rivera-Escobar Read More 2nd Degree Attempted Murder; 1st Degree Assault; Dangerous Weapon-Intent to Injure Luis Esteban Ventura-Cuellar Read More Robbery; Assault & Theft Jose Adan Hernandez Read More 1st & 2nd Degree Rape; Criminal Gang Activities; 3rd & 4th Degree Sex Offense Fancisco Giovanni Ayala-Cabrera Read More CRS-Conduct Child; Sex Abuse Minor-Family; Rape; Sex Offense; Assault Filadelfo Benitez-Flores Read More Common Law Murder; Handgun use in a Crime of Violence Ulises Lemus Bonilla Read More Child Abuse Physical with Death; Child Abuse - Sexual; Rape Luis Miguel Cabrera Read More Sexual Abuse of Minor-Family Hector Arnulfo Campos-Hernandez Read More Sex Abuse Minor, Sex Offense 3rd Degree Manuel Carballos-Morales Read More Sex Abuse Minor-Family/Continue CRS -Conduct Child Hector Ramon Corea-Perez Read More Common law murder; participation in criminal gang prohibited; conspirancy-murder Joel Ernesto Escobar Read More common law murder; assault; participation in criminal gang prohibited; conspirancy-murder Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce Read More Rape 2nd Degree (3 counts) Josue Armando Gomez Gonzalez Read More Rape; Sex Abuse Minor-Family; Sex Offense 3rd & 4th Degree Contact Emilio Carrasco Hernandez Read More Common law murder; participation in gang activity resulting in death; prior conviction of sex abuse-minor Jose Henry Hernandez-Garcia Read More Sexual abuse of a minor; 2nd degree rape Jose Luis Juarez-Reyes Read More 5 counts Sex Abuse-Minor; 9 counts Rape 2nd Degree; Sex Offense 3rd Degree Jaycob Kidlat Read More Sex Abuse-Minor-Family; 2nd Degree Rape Jose Leonel Lara-Pineda Read More Armed robbery; robbery; Assault 1st & 2nd Degree; Theft uner $1500 Caxlito Lopez-Cayaxon Read More Carjacking Cristian Enrique Lopez-Torres Read More Attempt 1st & 2nd Degree Murder; Assault 1st & 2nd Degree Alpha Ibrahimbah Mansray Read More Arrest Loaded Handgun; 1st degree assault Joel Martinez-Martinez Read More Rape 2nd degree; Sex Abuse-Minor; Assault 1st Degree Nelson Reyes Medrano Read More Assault 1st & 2nd Degree; Robbery; Theft under $1,500 Angel Cortez Melendez Read More Attempted Murder 1st & 2nd Degree; 1st Degree Rape; 1st degree assault Kevin Alexander Mendoza Read More Child Abuse-Sexual; Sex Offense 3rd & 4th Degree; Assault 2nd Degree Lorenzo Montiel-Gaspar Read More 1st Degree Assault; Wear & Carry Handgun Bausin Morales-Tamayo Read More Sex abuse-minor-family; 2 counts Sex Offense 3rd Degree; 4th degree sex:contact w/o cons; assault 2nd degree Jose Felipe Nahuacatl-Lopez Read More 4 counts 2nd degree rape & attempted 2nd degree rape (11yo victim) Carlos Ernesto Palacios-Amaya Read More Assault 1st & 2nd degree; reckless endagerment Enma Isabel Paz-Guifarro Read More Murder Jean Jocelin Pierre Read More Rape 2nd Degree Jose Ricardo Quintanilla-Hernandez Read More Attempted 1st degree murder Jhonnatan Osmin Ramirez-Leiva Read More Common law murder; assault 1st degree; conspiracy-murder; participation in criminal gang prohibited Edwin Asmid Rios-Martir Read More Sex abuse-minor; child abuse molest exploit; caluse abuse-house 2nd degree; sex offense 3rd; assault 2nd degree Juan Rivas-Montano Read More Accessory after the fact 1st & 2nd degree Juan Jose Exequiel Rivera-Ingles Read More common law murder; participation in gang activity resulting in death Kevin Alexis Rodriguez-Flores Read More Rape 1st & 2nd degree; Assault; Sex Offense 4th & 3rd degree; Criminal gang activities; conspiracy-rape 1st & 2nd degree Jairo Johann Rugamas-Cerna Read More manslaughter by auto; homicide mv intoxication; drive alone on learner's permit Miguel Angel Solis-Gomez Read More First Degree Burglary Jose Luis Sorto-Gomez Read More 2nd degree rape Abraham Taddesse Read More 4 counts assault 1st degree Mouhamadou Yatassaye Read More Child kidnapping; 1st degree assault Enemias Zacarias-Hernandez Read More

North Carolina

Includes Buncombe, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg and Wake counties.

Attempted robbery with dangerous weapon; breaking and entering; larceny; possess marijuana; possess drug paraphernalia Alan Miguel Ruiz Read More Trafficking in cocaine; continuing criminal enterprise David Anaya Gutierrez Read More Indecent liberties with a child Cristhian Javier Villaquiran Marquez Read More Indecent liberties with a child; sexual battery; statutory sex offense by an adult Adrian Alvarez Portugez Read More Murder Efren Ernesto Caballero Read More Murder Eliseo Gonzalez Read More Murder Jose Brayan Guzman Read More indecent liberties with children Erick Xavier Calix Banegas Read More 1st degree sex offense by force; false imprisonment Albert Appiah Read More Drug trafficking; resisting arrest; possess drug paraphernalia; possess methamphetamine Angel Vagas Ventura Read More assault on female; larceny; possess marijuana; failure to appear on charges of DWI and assault Juan Manuel Dejesus Camargo Read More Trafficking cocaine; possess drug paraphernalia; possess cocaine Rosendo Martinez Garcia Read More 3 counts Indecent liberties with child; 2 counts statutory sex offense with child by adult Ricardo Luis Mata Borjas Read More 3 counts Indecent liberties with child; 2 counts sexual act by sub/parent custodian; 2 counts statutory sex offense with child by adult Francisco Javier Diaz Rodriguez Read More 3 counts Indecent liberties with child; 2 counts statutory sex offense with child; statutory rape of child (under 15) Rigoberto Murcia Martinez Read More 5 counts indecent liberties with child; 3 counts statutory sex offense with child by adult; statutory rape of child by adult Alejandro Gomez Cervantes Read More Indecent liberties with child; Statutory rape of a child (under 15); contributing to delinquency of a minor Jose Maynor Cruz Sorto Read More trafficking opium or heroin; sell heroin; maintaining vehicle, dwelling, place controlled substance Jose Martinez Martinez Read More 1st degree murder Ennio Santos Solorzano Read More 3 counts trafficking opium or heroin; 2 counts maintaining vehicle, dwelling, place controlled substance; 2 counts sell/deliver heroin; possess stolen firearm Jasmine Rodriguez Villareal Read More 1st degree; 2 counts assault with a deadly weapon; Consipre robbery dangerous weapon; 3 counts robbery with dangerous weapon Carlos Fernandez Rosales Read More 1st degree rape of a child; Indecent liberties with a child Kirk Walter Nunez-Serraios Read More Statutory rape of a child under 15 and stalking Gustavo Lopez Villalazo Read More Indecent liberties with a child; Attempted 2nd degree forcible rape; 2nd degree forcible rape Miguel Angel Tapia Martinez Read More Trafficking Cocaine Sergio Neftali Viveros-Rodriguez Read More

When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders onto the streets, it undermines ICE's ability to protect public safety and carry out its mission. As ICE has repeatedly made clear, when local jurisdictions refuse to cooperate with federal law enforcement, they not only betray their duty to protect public safety, but force ICE to be more visible in those areas.

At a recent White House press event, Albence made clear the consequences of uncooperative jurisdictions while also commending the many law enforcement partners who do work with ICE, noting it is much safer for all involved if ICE officers take custody of at-large fugitives in the controlled environment of another law enforcement agency. Approximately 70 percent of ICE arrests happen after ICE is notified that an alien is being released from local jails or state prisons. In fiscal year 2019, ICE lodged more than 160,000 detainers with local law enforcement agencies.

"It is past time to put aside all the political rhetoric and listen to the facts – and the fact is, people are being hurt and victimized every day because of jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with ICE," said Albence.

During the White House media availability Acting Director Albence reiterated that ICE is mandated to uphold the federal immigration laws enacted by Congress, and that the agency will carry out its sworn mission, with or without the cooperation of local law enforcement agencies.

"It is my sincere desire to work with local partners to whatever extent they are willing to work with this agency in what should be our shared goal to ensure public safety," he said.

Albence noted that uncooperative jurisdictions throughout the country should be on notice that as long as criminal offenders are being released, they should get used to seeing a lot more ICE at-large enforcement activity in their communities.

Nationally, approximately 90 percent of all people arrested by ICE during fiscal year 2019 either had a criminal conviction, a pending criminal charge, had illegally re-entered the United States after being previously removed (a federal felony), or were an immigration fugitive subject to a final order of removal.

Despite the challenges these policies create, ICE remains committed to enforcing federal law, and residents should continue to expect a more visible ICE presence in non-cooperative jurisdictions as long as these policies remain in effect.  ICE has no choice but to conduct more at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests instead of arrests at the jail where enforcement is safer for everyone involved.

Previous Releases

ICE announces Wake County criminal offenders shielded by current non-cooperation policy

On November 1, 2019, ICE released more examples of foreign nationals with active ICE detainers who have been detained for serious criminal offenses in North Carolina’s Wake County. ICE maintains that cooperation with local law enforcement is essential to protecting public safety, and the agency aims to work cooperatively with local jurisdictions to ensure that criminal aliens are not released into U.S. communities to commit additional crimes. Read more ICE announces more Mecklenburg County criminal offenders shielded by current non-cooperation policy Read more →

ICE announces more Mecklenburg County criminal offenders shielded by current non-cooperation policy

On October 25, 2019, ICE released additional information on more unlawfully present foreign nationals facing serious criminal offenses in Mecklenburg County, who under the county’s ICE non-cooperation policy would currently be released back into the local community where they would be free to reoffend. Read more →

About Detainers

Detainers serve as a legally authorized request, upon which a law enforcement agency may rely, to continue to maintain custody of an alien for up to 48 hours so that ICE may assume custody for removal purposes. Pursuant to ICE policy, all ICE detainers are submitted with an accompanying administrative arrest warrant or warrant of removal depending upon the circumstances of the individual case. ICE places immigration detainers when the agency possesses probable cause to believe an alien is deportable from the United States.

When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release a criminal alien onto the streets, it negatively impacts public safety.

Sanctuary Policies Put Public Safety at Risk

Sanctuary policies leave ICE with no choice but to increase enforcement in neighborhoods and workplaces to locate and arrest these persons while they are at-large – increasing the likelihood that other individuals previously not targeted for arrest will be taken into ICE custody.

It is safer for everyone if ICE takes custody of an alien in the controlled environment of another law enforcement agency as opposed to visiting an alien’s residence, place of work, or other public area. Arresting a criminal in the safety, security, and privacy of a jail is always the best option.

When law enforcement agencies don’t honor ICE detainers, these individuals, who often have significant criminal histories, are released onto the street, presenting a potential public safety threat. When ICE Fugitive Operations officers have to go out into the community to proactively locate these criminal aliens, regardless of the precautions they take, it needlessly puts our personnel and potentially innocent bystanders in harm’s way.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/13/2020
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