ALEXANDRIA — Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed 121 individuals to El Salvador Sept. 13 on an ICE Air Operations charter flight, including 10 arrested across the U.S. during Operation No Safe Haven V.
Those arrested during the operation are implicated in numerous human rights violations against civilians, including the capture, arrest and/or transport of civilians who were subsequently mistreated, and in some cases, beaten, electrocuted and killed.
“Human rights violators will find no safe haven in the United States,” said David A. Marin, acting deputy executive associate director of ERO. “We will find them and repatriate them to their home countries to face justice.”
ICE arrested a total of 39 fugitives during Operation No Safe Haven V, a nationwide operation that took place Aug. 27-29. The foreign nationals arrested during the operation all have outstanding removal orders and are subject to repatriation to their countries of origin. In addition, 16 are criminal aliens in the U.S., with convictions for crimes including domestic violence, driving under the influence of alcohol, drug distribution, firearms possession, grand theft, reckless endangerment, robbery, fraud and theft.