WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Elimination Operations (ERO) took custody of Salvadoran nationwide Celio Alexander Serrano Trejo, 33, after his arrest by the Prince William County, Va., Police Division for possession of managed substances. Serrano is the topic of an INTERPOL Red Notice and is needed in his house nation for his participation in MS-13.
On Nov. 10, 2019, officers with the Prince William County Police Division arrested Serrano for possession of schedule 1 or 2 managed substance and possession of marijuana. On Nov. 11, a delegated immigration officer with the 287(g) Program on the Prince William-Manassas Regional Grownup Detention Middle in Manassas, Va., skilled to determine and course of detachable aliens with felony costs, served Serrano a warrant of arrest and an immigration detainer. Serrano was issued a discover to seem in immigration courtroom following his switch to ICE custody on Wednesday and can stay in ICE custody pending the outcomes of his removing proceedings. Serrano entered the U.S. with out inspection at an unknown date.
“A lot consideration is paid to these regulation enforcement jurisdictions that refuse, or which might be precluded from cooperating with ICE by regulation. But, most regulation enforcement officers would agree — eradicating criminals from our communities leads to a better degree of public security for everybody. And there are numerous regulation enforcement companies, like our 287(g) companions in Prince William County and across the nation, who’re doing what’s in the very best pursuits of their communities and public security – by working to ensure criminals like this are usually not launched after they’ve been arrested by native regulation enforcement,” mentioned Russell Hott, Washington, D.C. subject workplace director.
The Prince William-Manassas Regional Grownup Detention Middle has been an ICE 287(g) accomplice since 2007.
The 287(g) program, one in every of ICE’s high partnership initiatives, allows a state and native regulation enforcement entity to enter right into a partnership with ICE, underneath a joint memorandum of settlement. The state or native entity receives delegated authority for immigration enforcement inside their jurisdictions.
In fiscal yr (FY) 2019, the 287(g) program resulted in virtually 25,000 regulation enforcement encounters with aliens within the custody of collaborating jurisdictions. Nearly 1,600 of these have been in Prince William County.
As of January 2020, ICE has 125 287(g) agreements with 124 regulation enforcement companies in 22 states.
Regulation enforcement companies should make a request to ICE to take part within the 287(g) program and enter right into a memorandum of settlement that defines the scope, period and limitations of the delegation of authority. It additionally units forth the coaching necessities, the phrases of ICE supervision, and requires the partnering regulation enforcement company to comply with Division of Homeland Safety (DHS) and ICE insurance policies when its designated immigration officers carry out delegated immigration enforcement capabilities.