NEW YORK – Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) New York arrested six during a three-day period, from August 27-29th, in the New York City metropolitan area.
During the operation, ERO officers arrested six aliens at-large in the community. The six are known or suspected human rights violators who were issued final orders of removal to be removed from United States.“The six arrested during this operation used the backdrop of New York City to shadow their illicit pasts in their home countries,” said Thomas R. Decker, field office director for ERO New York. “ICE officers will continue to focus their enforcement efforts on criminal aliens and others, like these known or suspected human rights violators, and will seek to have each one removed to their home country.”
- A Guatemalan national and former military official who served at the site of military sweeps and massacres during his period of military service;
- A Chinese national who assisted in forced abortion and/or sterilization in China;
- A Chinese national who was an active participant in China’s coercive family planning policy;
The arrestees include nationals from: Albania, China, Guatemala, and Sudan. ERO deportation officers made arrests in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Ossining.
ICE focuses its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security. ICE deportation officers carry out targeted enforcement operations every day in locations around the country as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect the nation, uphold public safety, and protect the integrity of our immigration laws and border controls. These operations involve existing, established Fugitive Operations Teams. All of those arrested are currently detained in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.