BALTIMORE — Deportation Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removing Operations (ERO) Baltimore discipline workplace arrested a 36-year-old Togolese nationwide with a prolonged legal document. The officers from ERO Baltimore’s Legal Apprehension Program apprehended Goudjo Kossi Mensah-Tohonou in Greenbelt, Maryland, Aug. 26.
Mensah-Tohonou’s legal historical past contains convictions for theft, theft with a lethal weapon, drug possession with intent to distribute and second-degree assault. His document additionally comprises quite a few different weapons and drug convictions.
“So long as Goudjo Kossi Mensah-Tohonou was allowed to stroll the streets of Maryland, he represented a continuing risk to its residents,” mentioned Discipline Workplace Director Lyle Boelens of ERO Baltimore. “He has been convicted of quite a few crimes, a few of them violent ones. The devoted officers who make up ERO have confirmed time and time once more that we’re dedicated to the arrest and removing of any unlawfully current legal who’s seeking to hurt the law-abiding residents now we have sworn to guard.”
Mensah-Tohonou evaded an tried apprehension Aug. 25, when ERO officers went to his former handle. After receiving a tip, ERO Baltimore made the apprehension the following day.
Mensah-Tohonou entered america on an unknown date, at an unknown location, and with out being inspected or admitted by an immigration official. ERO Baltimore officers first encountered Mensah-Tohonou Might 31, 2012. on the Montgomery County Detention Middle in Rockville, Maryland, the place he was incarcerated and later convicted on drug offenses.
On Aug. 14, 2012, the Montgomery County Detention Middle turned over Mensah-Tohonou to ERO custody.
On Sept. 17, 2013, Mensah-Tohonou was ordered eliminated and denied all aid by an immigration choose with the Justice Division’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.
On Mar. 25, 2014, ICE enrolled him within the Alternate options to Detention Program with an Order of Supervision. Mensah-Tohonou absconded and have become an ICE fugitive.
On Aug. 26, 2022, ICE arrested him in Greenbelt, Maryland, and he’ll stay in ERO custody pending removing.
Noncitizens positioned into removing proceedings obtain their authorized due course of from federal immigration judges within the immigration courts, that are administered by EOIR. EOIR is an company throughout the U.S. Division of Justice and is separate from the Division of Homeland Safety and ICE. Immigration judges in these courts make choices based mostly on the deserves of every particular person case. ICE officers perform the removing choices made by the federal immigration judges.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Various to Detention program, which started in 2004, makes use of expertise and case administration to make sure noncitizen compliance with launch situations, court docket hearings and closing orders of removing. This system permits for nearer monitoring of non-detained noncitizens at various ranges of supervision, utilizing a number of totally different monitoring applied sciences. ATD successfully will increase court docket look charges, compliance with launch situations and helps the members meet their fundamental wants and perceive their immigration obligations. Those that don’t report are topic to arrest and potential removing.
In Fiscal Year 2021, ERO arrested 12,025 people with aggravated felony convictions. Offenses related to noncitizens arrested in FY 2021 included 1,506 murder associated offenses, 3,415 sexual assaults, 19,549 assaults, 2,717 robberies, and 1,063 kidnappings.
Enforcement and Removing Operations
ICE’s ERO directorate upholds U.S. immigration regulation at, inside and past our borders. ERO’s work is essential to the enforcement of immigration regulation towards those that current a hazard to our nationwide safety, are a risk to public security or who in any other case undermine the integrity of our immigration system. ERO operations goal public security threats, similar to convicted legal noncitizens and gang members, in addition to people who’ve in any other case violated our nation’s immigration legal guidelines, together with those that illegally reentered the nation after being eliminated and immigration fugitives ordered eliminated by federal immigration judges. ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol additionally help in concentrating on and apprehending international fugitives or fugitive arrest and removing instances of those that are wished for crimes dedicated overseas and who are actually at-large in america. ERO manages all features of the immigration enforcement course of, together with identification and arrest, detention, bond administration, supervised launch, and transportation and removing. As well as, ERO repatriates noncitizens ordered faraway from the U.S. to greater than 170 nations world wide. ERO and its workforce are chargeable for managing a protected, orderly, and humane immigration enforcement course of.
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Members of the general public can report crime and suspicious exercise by calling 1-866-347-2423 or finishing the ICE tip form.