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Convicted felon among 3 men released into the community after ICE detainers ignored

On Oct. 24, Garcia-Taveras was arrested by the New Jersey State Police (NJSP). ERO deportation officers were notified of the arrest by the ICE Law Enforcement Support Center, and arrested Garcia-Taveras in Newark, New Jersey, on the 2014 federal re-entry after deportation charges, which are currently pending in U.S. District Court. He is in U.S. Marshals Service custody.

ICE ERO Newark arrests 36 individuals in Middlesex County, NJ enforcement surge

These individuals range from 19 to 62 years old and all were previously arrested or convicted of a variety of offenses. Some of the arrests and convictions included sexual assault of a minor, child abuse, criminal restraint of a minor, domestic violence, possession of narcotics, distribution of narcotics, robbery, receiving stolen property, theft, aggravated assault, hindering apprehension,...

ICE arrests 5 aliens with pending charges in New York after detainers were ignored

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.  Depending on the alien’s criminal history, an alien who illegally reenters the...

Federal criminal sentencings for illegal reentry

Luis Alexander Zaldivar-Ramos, 23, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced to eight months in federal prison. Zaldivar-Ramos was previously convicted of a criminal felony and deported on two prior occasions. Julio Cesar Ontiveros-Tafolla, 30, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced to time served, which equated to five and half months. Ontiveros-Tafolla had previously been removed to Mexico three times and...

ERO New York arrests Ukrainian fugitive wanted for manslaughter

In the early morning hours of Oct. 17, ERO deportation officers from the New York-based Fugitive Operations Team, arrested Pavlo Chonka at a Brooklyn, New York, residence without incident. Chonka is wanted by law enforcement authorities in Ukraine for manslaughter. He entered the United States lawfully in 2015 as a visitor, before violating the terms of his visit.

ERO New York arrests twice removed felon

Angelo Cruz-Salazar, 31, a citizen and national of Mexico, was convicted in 2011, of endangering the welfare of a child under the age of 17, and sentenced to nine months imprisonment.

ICE removes man sought for homicide in Tijuana

Jose Gonzalez-Avila, 22, formerly of Escondido, was transferred to the custody of Mexican authorities Sept. 29 by San Diego-based officers from the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Special Response Team. Gonzalez-Avila is charged in a Mexican arrest warrant issued Oct. 1, 2012, for a homicide that occurred July 19, 2012, in Guanajuato, Mexico.

ICE officers detain robbery suspect, assist victim in D.C.

It was still dark Sunday morning when a team of deportation officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington Field Office witnessed a robbery take place at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Gresham Place in Northwest D.C.

ICE arrests 45 in New York during Operation 'Safe City'

The operation targeted individuals who have violated U.S. immigration laws, prioritizing aliens with criminal convictions, pending criminal charges, known gang members and affiliates, immigration fugitives and those who re-entered the U.S. after deportation.

ICE Top 10 most wanted fugitive captured in Provo, Utah

Guitron-Aguilera has a lengthy criminal history, which includes convictions for criminal sexual conduct — assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, as well as four other misdemeanors including two driving under the influence convictions. Guitron-Aguilera, a field laborer, was convicted of the sex-assault charge on July 13, 1992, in Michigan’s 8th Judicial Circuit, and he was sentenced to...

Mexican woman admits illegally selling prescription drugs in Houston

Carolina Aguilar Rodriguez, 47, who illegally resided in Conroe, Texas, admitted she purchased prescription drugs from individuals who were not licensed wholesale distributors, and knowing they had covertly and illegally entered the United States from El Salvador and Mexico.