A new report required by President Donald Trump was issued Monday by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) highlighting law enforcement and local government jurisdictions that chose not to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 25, 2017 entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” These reports will be issued weekly to highlight jurisdictions that choose not to cooperate with ICE detainers or requests for notification.
The intent is to stop the potential of harm to Americans.
The intent is to stop the potential of harm to Americans. ICE places detainers on aliens who have been arrested on local criminal charges or who are in local custody. If ICE possesses probable cause to believe that they are removable from the United States, ICE can take custody of the alien when he or she is released from local custody.
“When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders, it undermines ICE’s ability to protect the public safety and carry out its mission,” said Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan. “Our goal is to build cooperative, respectful relationships with our law enforcement partners. We will continue collaborating with them to help ensure that illegal aliens who may pose a threat to our communities are not released onto the streets to potentially harm individuals living within our communities.”
The “Declined Detainer Outcome Report” is a weekly report that lists the jurisdictions that have declined to honor ICE detainers or requests for notification and includes examples of criminal charges associated with those released aliens. The report provides information on declined detainers and requests for notification for that reporting period.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, “a jurisdiction’s appearance on this report is not an exclusive factor in determining a jurisdiction’s level of cooperation with ICE. This report is intended to provide the public with information regarding criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignores or otherwise failed to honor any detainers or requests for notification with respect to such aliens.”
He was an at-large fugitive alien wanted for the machete murder of two men in Honduras.
Some of the highlights of DHS in March include:
ICE officers in Philadelphia field office helped prevent a murder suspect from fleeing the country one day and helped apprehend a fleeing suspect the next day earlier this month.
A total of 248 foreign nationals were arrested over the last two weeks in the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by ICE aimed at criminal aliens, immigration fugitives, re-entrants and other immigration violators.
Francisco Escobar-Orellana, an unlawfully present Honduran national, was arrested by ICE deportation officers. He was an at-large fugitive alien wanted for the machete murder of two men in Honduras.
A previously removed El Salvadoran man wanted in his home country for aggravated violation of a child was removed from the United States Friday by deportation officers with ICE. Henry Parada-Orellana, 26, was arrested and deported after being indicted with felony re-entry charges since he was a previously removed alien. to his removal, he was detained at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail in Williamsburg, Virginia. In addition to the felony conviction, Parada-Orellana also has convictions for misdemeanor crimes he committed while in the United States.
NEW YORK, NY
More than four dozen members of a Bronx drug trafficking organization were arrested Wednesday following a joint operation by ICE and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This led to two Indictments charging 49 members of two Bronx-based drug-distribution organizations with various narcotics, robbery and firearms offenses, including the murder of Jose Morales on Dec. 11, 2016.
A Brazilian national wanted for armed robbery in his home country was arrested by ICE officers. Anderson Hickman, 33, was lawfully admitted to the U.S. in November 2015 on a temporary visa, which was later revoked. In October 2011, Hickman, along with other members of a gang, boarded a tour bus carrying thirty three passengers and robbed them at gunpoint. They made away with all the passengers’ money, cell phones and other personal belongings. While the Brazilian Police were in pursuit, he and other members of his gang fired shots at the officers.
A Nogales man convicted of attempting to smuggle more than 5,500 rounds of ammunition into Mexico has been sentenced to 92 months in prison, following a probe by ICE and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Gabriel Rivero, 41, appeared in federal court Tuesday before U.S. Senior District Judge Frank R. Zapata.
Jayro Haro-Lopez, 34, a Mexican national unlawfully in the United States, and his brother Hernan Haro-Lopez, 28, of Phoenix, were taken into custody on state charges of possessing dangerous drugs with the intent to distribute, resisting arrest and unlawful flight from law enforcement.