BOSTON — Officers with Enforcement and Elimination Operations (ERO) Boston arrested a noncitizen fugitive with an lively arrest warrant in Honduras for human trafficking expenses in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Jan. 17.
New Hampshire State Police arrested Ronal Rodriguez-Fuentes, a 40-year-old Honduran citizen, for vehicular violations. On the time of his arrest, Rodriguez was the topic of an lively prison warrant in Honduras for human trafficking expenses.
First arrested by U.S. Border Patrol in Texas after coming into america unlawfully on April 4, 1999, Rodriguez obtained a last order of removing from an immigration decide and was eliminated in Might 2008. In April 2019, Rodriguez illegally reentered america a second time and U.S. Border Patrol encountered him once more. He obtained a second last order of removing from an immigration decide and was eliminated for the second time in August 2019. The New Hampshire State Police encountered Rodriguez in Manchester, New Hampshire, in January 2023 and arrested him for working a car with no legitimate license.
“We’re very grateful for the sturdy help of the New Hampshire State Police in addition to our Honduran regulation enforcement companions for his or her cooperation in serving to us establish this fugitive alleged human trafficker who has repeatedly violated U.S. immigration regulation and is needed in Honduras on an lively arrest warrant for human trafficking,” mentioned ERO Boston Area Workplace Director Todd Lyons. “ERO Boston is dedicated to working with state, native and federal companions to establish, arrest and take away international fugitives who take part in harmful human trafficking prison networks that exploit victims from internationally, together with many from Central America in addition to right here in New England. We are going to proceed to do our half within the struggle in opposition to the lethal enterprise of human trafficking by serving to apprehend those that prey on susceptible populations by these prison networks.”
ICE will search to take away Rodriguez, who stays in ICE custody pending immigration proceedings. ERO officers make enforcement selections on a case-by-case foundation in a accountable method, knowledgeable by their expertise as regulation enforcement professionals and in a means that greatest protects in opposition to the best threats to the homeland.
Noncitizens positioned into removing proceedings obtain their authorized due course of from federal immigration judges within the immigration courts, that are administered by the Justice Division’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). EOIR is an company inside the U.S. Division of Justice and is separate from the Division of Homeland Safety and ICE. Immigration judges in these courts make selections primarily based on the deserves of every particular person case. ICE officers perform the removing selections made by the federal immigration judges.
In fiscal year 2022, ERO arrested 46,396 noncitizens with prison histories; this group had 198,498 related expenses and convictions. These included 21,531 assault offenses; 8,164 intercourse and sexual assault offenses; 5,554 weapons offenses; 1,501 homicide-related offenses; and 1,114 kidnapping offenses.
ERO, a directorate of ICE, upholds U.S. immigration regulation at, inside, and past our borders. ERO operations goal public security threats, equivalent to convicted prison noncitizens and gang members, who’ve violated our nation’s immigration legal guidelines, together with those that illegally re-enter the nation after being eliminated and immigration fugitives ordered eliminated by federal immigration judges. ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol additionally help in focusing on international fugitives for crimes dedicated overseas at-large within the U.S. ERO manages all features of the immigration enforcement course of, together with identification and arrest, detention, bond administration, supervised launch, transportation, and removing. Moreover, ERO repatriates noncitizens ordered faraway from the U.S. to greater than 150 nations worldwide.
Members of the general public can report crimes or suspicious exercise by calling 866-347-2423 or finishing ICE’s online tip form.