ICE arrests 40 in New England during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives
BOSTON — Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 40 criminal aliens and immigration violators throughout the New England region during a 3-day enforcement action from Sept. 20-22.
The following are just a few examples of type of the criminal histories of offenders that were arrested in this operation:
On Sept. 20, 2018, ICE arrested a 22-year-old illegally present citizen of Guatemala, in Lynn, Massachusetts, who, although he had recently been arrested by local police on a charge of domestic assault & battery and strangulation of a pregnant victim, was released from a local correction facility after a detainer request issued by ICE was not honored. ICE ERO Boston arrested him following his release from state custody; he remains in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.
On Sept. 21, ICE officers arrested an illegally-present 39-year old citizen and national of El Salvador in Malden, Massachusetts, who was recently convicted of sexual exploitation of minor. He will remain in ICE custody pending the outcome of his removal proceedings.
On Sept. 20, ICE arrested a 27-year old illegally-present citizen of Guatemala in Cranston, Rhode Island, who had recently been convicted of aggravated domestic assault, who was the subject of a previous detainer request from ICE that had not been honored by local authorities. He will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
On Sept. 21, 2018, ERO Boston arrested an illegally-present citizen of El Salvador, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, who is facing charges for multiple crimes including leaving the scene of an accident and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The subject, who has been identified as an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha criminal gang, had previously been removed from the U.S. in 2015; he will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the U.S. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-40-new-england-during-3-day-operation-targeting-criminal-aliens-and#.W65mC-xm8_U.twitter