NEW YORK — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removing Operations (ERO) New York Metropolis discipline workplace arrested Gazmir Xhurxhi, Jan. 9. Xhurxhi is a noncitizen who overstayed his visa in the US and is needed for fraud in Albania.
On Oct. 3, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Safety admitted Xhurxhi into the US in New York as a nonimmigrant customer with authorization to stay in the US for a short lived interval to not exceed April 2, 2019. Xhurxhi remained in the US past that date with out authorization.
The Court docket of Tirana, Albania convicted Xhurxhi of fraud pursuant to Article 142/2 of the Felony Code of the Republic of Albania and sentenced him to 1 yr and 4 months imprisonment, Might 8, 2019. On July 12, 2022, ERO New York ready a Discover to Seem for Xhurxhi charging removability pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act, in that after admission as a nonimmigrant, he remained in the US for a time longer than permitted.
ERO New York arrested Xhurxhi with out incident outdoors his residence in Brooklyn, Jan. 9. Xhurxhi is presently detained in ICE custody, with out bond, pending removing proceedings.
“Our officers are to be recommended for pursuing and arresting this international fugitive from justice,” mentioned ERO New York Metropolis Performing Subject Workplace Director Kenneth Genalo. “The U.S. won’t be a haven for these in search of to flee justice for his or her crimes.”
ERO officers make enforcement selections on a case-by-case foundation in accountable method, knowledgeable by their expertise as legislation enforcement professionals and in a means that greatest protects towards 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 throughout 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 (FY) 2022, ERO arrested 46,396 noncitizens with legal histories; this group had 198,498 related prices 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 upholds U.S. immigration legislation at, inside, and past our borders. ERO operations goal public security threats, akin 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 re-entered 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 international fugitives or Fugitive Arrest and Removing (FAR) instances for crimes dedicated overseas at-large within the U.S. ERO manages all points of the immigration enforcement course of, together with identification and arrest, detention, bond administration, supervised launch, in addition to transportation and removing. As well as, ERO repatriates noncitizens ordered faraway from the U.S. to greater than 170 international locations all over the world.
Members of the general public can report crimes or suspicious exercise by calling 866-347-2423 or finishing ICE’s online tip form.
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