A self-admitted MS-13 member and a convicted sex offender are among two criminal aliens recently arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) New York Field Office.
On Oct. 26, ERO deportation officers, working with the Hempstead Village Police Department’s Gang Unit, arrested Ever Duran-Rios, 28, a citizen of El Salvador and a self-admitted MS-13 gang member, in Hempstead, New York, on immigration charges. ICE previously removed Duran-Rios to El Salvador Feb. 24, 2010.
On Sept. 4, 2008, Duran-Rios was convicted of the crimes of robbery in the 2nd degree, and attempted grand theft of property, both felonies, in Los Angeles, and was sentenced to two years of imprisonment.
On Jan. 21, 2010, Duran-Rios was transferred to ERO custody following the completion of his prison sentence, and removed to El Salvador a month later.
Duran-Rios subsequently re-entered the United States at an unknown place, on an unknown date.
“These arrests underscore the type of individuals that ICE officers are arresting in New York and around the country every day,” said Thomas Decker, ERO New York field office director.
“I commend the diligent work of the officers who put themselves in harm’s way every day to keep our communities safe.”
On Sept. 18, Duran-Rios, was arrested by the Suffolk County Police Department on local charges.
The ICE Pacific Enforcement Response Center (PERC) lodged an immigration detainer with the Suffolk County Sherriff’s Department; however, Duran-Rios was released following his arraignment.
He was arrested by ICE Oct. 26 and will remain in custody.
Enedino Galicia-Luna, 44, a previously removed Mexican national, was arrested Oct. 24, by ERO deportation officers, assisted by members of the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, on a federal arrest warrant, for felony re-entry after deportation.
On Jan. 30, 2006, Galicia-Luna was convicted in Kings County Criminal Court in Brooklyn, New York, of sexual abuse 2nd degree, a felony, and sentenced to four months in jail and an order of protection issued.
The victim of that crime was a 7-year-old female.
Galicia-Luna was transferred to ICE custody following the completion of his sentence and an immigration judge ordered him removed March 9, 2006.
On March 21, 2006, ICE removed Galicia-Luna to Mexico.
On June 19, 2016, Galicia-Luna was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Naco, Arizona, on immigration charges.
On Aug. 7, 2006, he was ordered removed to Mexico by an immigration judge and removed by ICE the following day.
Galicia-Luna subsequently re-entered the United States at an unknown place, on an unknown date.
ERO deportation officers received information that Galicia-Luna was residing in New York City and initiated an investigation.
Late in the evening of Oct. 24, deportation officers arrested Galicia-Luna in Brooklyn, New York.
On Oct. 25, he was arraigned on felony re-entry after deportation charges in U.S. District Court, Eastern District New York, and remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Depending on an alien’s criminality, an alien who re-enters the United States after having been previously deported commits a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.
(Learn More. Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) enforces the nation’s immigration laws in a fair and effective manner. It identifies and apprehends removable aliens, detains these individuals when necessary and removes illegal aliens from the U.S. This unit prioritizes the apprehension, arrest and removal of convicted criminals, those who pose a threat to national security, fugitives and recent border entrants. Individuals seeking asylum also work with ERO. Courtesy of ICE and YouTube)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detainers
Detainers serve as a legally-authorized request, upon which a law enforcement agency may rely, to continue to maintain custody of an alien for up to 48 hours so that ICE may assume custody for removal purposes.
Pursuant to ICE policy, all ICE detainers are submitted with an accompanying administrative arrest warrant or warrant of removal depending upon the circumstances of the individual case.
ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.
Depending on the alien’s criminal history, an alien who illegally reenters the United States, after having been previously removed, has committed a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.
ICE is focused on removing public safety threats such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-enter the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.
Since January, ICE arrests comprise over 70 percent convicted criminals. Of the remaining individuals not convicted of a crime, approximately 70 percent have either been charged with crimes, are immigration fugitives, or have been removed from the United States and illegally re-entered – reflecting the agency’s continued prioritization of its limited enforcement resources on aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.
Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the toll-free ICE tip line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199.
They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.
To report suspicious activity, call ICE’s 24-hour toll-free hotline at: 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or visit www.ice.gov.