U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed an MS-13 gang member from the United States Friday who is wanted in his home country on felony charges of illicit involvement in a terrorist organization and aggravated homicide.
Juan Saravia-Salamanca, an unlawfully present Salvadoran national, was located and arrested by an ICE ERO Fugitive Operations Team outside his Raleigh, N.C., residence Dec. 12, 2017, after the government of El Salvador informed ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) National Gang Unit Nov. 21, 2017, that it had issued a warrant for Mr. Saravia-Salamanca’s arrest.
He was subsequently ordered removed from the United States by a federal immigration judge April 18, after receiving appropriate legal process before the federal immigration courts.
Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 1,789 foreign fugitives from the United States who were sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder.
(Learn More. See an ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Fugitive Operations Teams targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives in New York and Dallas, April 3, 2017. Courtesy of AiirSource Military and YouTube. Posted on Apr 4, 2017)
ERO works with the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Office of International Operations, foreign consular offices in the United States, and Interpol to identify foreign fugitives illegally present in the United States.
Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the 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.
(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 .gov and YouTube)