I.C.E. News Releases



ICE works closely with Massachusetts Sheriff on arrest of criminal alien arrested on rape, assault and battery charges

BOSTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Boston served an arrest warrant for a Brazilian national after his arrest June 22 by the Barnstable County Sheriff’s office on charges of rape, assault and battery and solicitation of a felony. The man had been previously deported from the U.S. in 2007 and had since illegally re-entered the country a second time, will be deported by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations, Boston following his prosecution and sentencing on state criminal charges.

“ICE values the critical cooperation of law enforcement partners like the Barnstable County Sheriff’s office, whose coordination allows for the removal of dangerous, criminal illegal aliens like this and is helping make communities in Barnstable County and throughout the Commonwealth safer every day.” said Rebecca J. Adducci, interim Field Office Director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Boston.

“This (287g) cooperative program is officially off to a good start. Our end goal will never change: to make our county and our country a safer place. If that means doing it one case at a time, so be it,” said Sheriff James M. Cummings, of Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

The Barnstable, MA County Sheriff’s office is a valued law enforcement partner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, whose signing of a 287(g) cooperation partnership agreement with ICE ERO this year has greatly increased the safety and security of residents in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, located in the southern region of the state.

All current 287(g) agreements operate under a jail enforcement model, which operates solely within the confines of a jail. Under this model an alien must first be arrested by local law enforcement on other criminal charges and brought to the facility before any 287(g) screening activity takes place.

The goal of this program is to enhance public safety by identifying aliens, lodging immigration detainers, and initiating removal proceedings by issuing charging documents on potentially deportable criminal aliens booked into the jail facility.

Copies of all active 287(g) agreements can be found online.