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    87 convicted criminal aliens and fugitives arrested BY ICE

    I.C.E. News Release

    July 28, 2010

    87 convicted criminal aliens and fugitives arrested in ICE enforcement surges

    RICHMOND, Va. - Seventy-five foreign nationals with criminal records and 12 fugitives were arrested in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Washington, D.C., following two enforcement surges this summer by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

    During the two operations in June and July, the last of which concluded Wednesday, ICE officers located and arrested 75 criminal aliens with prior convictions for a variety of crimes, including robbery and narcotics possession with intent to distribute and 12 immigration fugitives. These special operations involved more than 70 officers from ICE and the U.S. Marshals Service.

    "A top priority for ICE is to locate and arrest convicted criminal aliens and ultimately remove them from our country in a safe and humane manner," said Washington Field Office Director for ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations Henry Lucero. "Those who come to the United States to prey upon communities in Virginia and Washington, D.C. will be prosecuted for their crimes and ultimately returned to their home countries. The results of these operations demonstrate ICE's commitment to that principle."

    The Northern Virginia area accounted for the largest number of arrests made during the operation, where a total of 57 convicted criminal aliens and fugitives were arrested. Twenty-eight criminal aliens and fugitives were arrested in southern and central Virginia.

    Of the 87 arrested, 74 were men and 13 were women. They represent more than 19 different nations, including countries in Latin America, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Africa.

    Some of those arrested during this operation include:

    •Jorge Garcia-Alberto, 46, a Honduran national, who illegally re-entered the United States after being previously removed. He was arrested in Herndon, Va., on a criminal warrant for re-entry. His criminal history includes felony convictions for sale of marijuana, as well as misdemeanor burglary, theft and DUI. Garcia-Alberto is in ICE custody and may face criminal prosecution for re-entry to the United States.
    •Oscar Montoya, 30, an El Salvadoran national, an immigration fugitive and a member of MS-13. He was arrested in Centreville, Va., for immigration violations. His criminal history includes felony drug convictions. He is in ICE custody pending removal from the United States based on an outstanding order from the immigration judge.
    •Robert Cummings, 49, of Guyana, a legal permanent resident of the United States, was arrested in Richmond for immigration violations. His criminal history includes felony convictions for possession of a weapon and intent to distribute cocaine. He has been placed in removal proceedings.
    Because of their serious criminal histories and prior immigration arrest records, six of those arrested during the enforcement surges will face further federal prosecution for reentering the country illegally after a formal deportation.

    The foreign nationals detained during these operations who are not being criminally prosecuted will be processed administratively for removal from the United States. Those who have outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country. The remaining aliens are in ICE custody awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge, or pending travel arrangements for removal in the near future.

    These special enforcement actions were spearheaded by ICE's Fugitive Operations Program, which is responsible for locating, arresting and removing at large criminal aliens and immigration fugitives - aliens who have ignored final orders of deportation handed down by the nation's immigration courts. ICE's Fugitive Operations Teams (FOTs) give top priority to cases involving aliens who pose a threat to national security and public safety, including members of transnational street gangs and child sex offenders.

    The officers who conducted this week's special operation received substantial assistance from ICE's Fugitive Operations Support Center (FOSC) located in South Burlington, Vt. The FOSC conducted exhaustive database checks on the targeted cases to help ensure the viability of the leads and accuracy of the criminal histories. The FOSC was established in 2006 to improve the integrity of the data available on at large criminal aliens and immigration fugitives nationwide. Since its inception, the FOSC has forwarded more than 550,000 case leads to ICE enforcement personnel in the field.

    ICE's Fugitive Operations Program is just one facet of the Department of Homeland Security's broader strategy to heighten the federal government's effectiveness at identifying and removing dangerous criminal aliens from the United States. Other initiatives that figure prominently in this effort are the Criminal Alien Program, Secure Communities and the agency's partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies under 287(g).

    Largely as a result of these initiatives, ICE removed a total of 136,126 criminal aliens from the United States last year, a record number.

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    Last Modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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    Roundup of nearly 90 illegals nets violent criminals
    By: Scott McCabe
    Examiner Staff Writer
    July 29, 2010

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrest one of 87 illegal aliens picked up during a three-day sweep in Virginia and the District. (Courtesy photo)

    Nearly 90 criminal or fugitive illegal immigrants -- including murderers, rapists and kidnappers -- were arrested in sweeps across Virginia and the nation's capital.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Wednesday that 87 illegal immigrants from 19 countries were picked up in a three-day operation in June and a four-day roundup that ended Wednesday. Immigration officials considered the targets to have been the illegal immigrants who posed the biggest threats to public safety or to national security. Most were arrested in Northern Virginia.

    "Those who come to our country illegally and commit crimes should be on notice," said Henry Lucero, director for ICE's Washington office of enforcement and removal operations. "We will root you out, you will be prosecuted for your crimes and we will ultimately send you home."

    Of those arrested, 75 had been convicted for a variety of crimes, including murder, rape and kidnapping. At least one arrest involved a member of the Central American-based MS-13 gang. Oscar Montoya, 30, a Salvadoran national and a member of MS-13 who was arrested in Centreville, has felony drug convictions.

    The other 12 arrested did not have criminal backgrounds but were immigration fugitives, people who had already been ordered to leave the country by U.S. immigration courts, officials said.

    At least six of those arrested will face further prosecution on federal charges. Those already ordered out of the country will be immediately deported, while the others will face removal proceedings. A conviction for felony re-entry carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

    Of the 87 arrested, 74 were men and 13 were women. They represent more than 19 different nations, including countries in Latin America, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Africa.

    The operation was not a job-site roundup, ICE officials said. The targets were selected from a database of hundreds of thousands of fugitive aliens in the United States, and ICE's fugitive operation team worked with local law enforcement agencies to identify the most egregious criminals, officials said.

    The operation was conducted by the Washington Field Office, which covers D.C. and Virginia.

    Last year, ICE removed a record 380,000 illegal immigrants from throughout the country, including 136,000 who had been convicted of crimes
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