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Fugitive makes initial court appearance for MS-13 murder

A former fugitive, who was arrested earlier this month in Virginia, made his initial appearance in federal court in Newark Aug. 23, for a gang-related murder. He was apprehended by the FBI. Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) provided critical assistance leading up to his capture.

Phoenix ICE officers remove Mexican man wanted for homicide

Ysidro Mendoza-Guzman, 33, was transferred to the custody of representatives from Mexico’s Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) and Mexican immigration officials by ERO Special Response Team (SRT) officers at the Nogales DeConcini Port of Entry. He came into ICE custody July 7 following his release from federal prison. 

ICE deports Chinese man wanted for multimillion dollar loans scam

Ziming Zhou, 47, entered the United States lawfully on May 6, 2014, in Los Angeles s a non-immigrant visitor for pleasure with authorization to remain in the country until Nov. 5, 2014. Zhou failed to depart within the allotted time frame. On Feb. 11, 2016, ERO Newark arrested Zhou at his place of residence.

2 Largo ministers, both convicted felons, indicted for illegal reentry

Anner Javier Maldonado-Reyes, 39, of Largo, and Maria Guadalupe Maldonado, 38, of Largo, are both citizens of Honduras. According to the indictments, Anner Maldonado-Reyes, who has operated under several aliases over the years, including “Jose Martinez-Reyes,” “Juan Martinez,” and “Pedro Vargas-Monteramos,” has previously been removed from the U.S. on at least two occasions: February 1999 and...

ICE removes murder suspect wanted in the Dominican Republic

Kelbin Alberto Perez De Los Santos, 36, entered the United States lawfully on July 15, 2016, in New York, as a non-immigrant visitor for pleasure, with authorization to remain in the United States for a temporary period not to exceed January 14, 2017. On February 21, 2017, ERO Newark arrested Perez upon determination that he was wanted in the Dominican Republic for homicide.

ICE National Pistol Team takes on the world

The WPFG is a biennial Olympic-style athletic event held over a period of 11 days with competitions in more than 60 sports, open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel from around the world.

ICE deports Mexican man wanted for manslaughter and murder

Gregorio Gaytan-Estrada, 33, entered the United States unlawfully on April 8, 2005, near Columbus, New Mexico. On the same date, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) apprehended Gaytan, and he voluntary returned to Mexico through the Columbus, New Mexico, Port of Entry.

Members of central Ohio clique of MS-13 charged, arrested

A federal grand jury charged 10 individuals with conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence in an indictment returned July 27. Five other individuals were arrested and charged in criminal complaints with federal immigration-related crimes. Two of the 15 remain fugitives.

ICE removes sexual predator to the United Kingdom

ERO deportation officers escorted Robert John Dando, a 53-year-old citizen of the United Kingdom, as he departed the United States via a commercial flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Heathrow Airport in London.

ICE arrests 32 sex offenders in Long Island during Operation SOAR

In the course of Operation SOAR, ERO officers apprehended 32 individuals with past criminal convictions ranging from sexual abuse to attempted rape. Of those arrested, 12 are registered sexual offenders. Each taken into custody is currently being detained pending the completion of removal proceedings.

ICE arrests Guatemalan man in Atlanta wanted for murder

A Guatemalan national who is wanted in connection with a 2003 murder in Atlanta, was arrested Thursday morning in Atlanta by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement’s Removal Operations’ (ERO) Fugitive Operations Team (FUG OPS).

ICE arrests 33 in western Michigan operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration violators

ICE continues to focus its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security. ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement in compliance with federal law and agency policy. However, as ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan has made clear, ICE does not exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement. All of those...