Double-convict who sold drugs at schools among the offenders rounded up by ICE…
(Brendan Clarey, Liberty Headlines) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently arrested four men in two days after they were released from New York Police Department custody, despite detainers on them from the agency.
The NYPD released the prisoners from four separate locations within the last week notifying federal authorities, despite the agency’s regulations, according to a release from the agency.
The agency’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed the men under Field Director for ERO New York Thomas Decker, who said the arrests protect the people who live in the city.
“The release of criminal aliens back on New York City streets continues to pose a dangerous risk to our communities,” Decker said. “ICE remains committed to arresting and removing criminal aliens in the interest of public safety and national security, despite the city’s decision to not honor detainers and jeopardize the safety of its citizens.”
ERO deportation officers on Tuesday arrested a 45-year-old Dominican man who was ordered to leave the country in 2003.
Since then he was twice convicted – in 2007 and 2009 – for selling drugs on school grounds.
He was previously arrested by the NYPD in June who released him without notifying ICE. He is in ICE custody and is “pending removal to the Dominican Republic.”
ICE also arrested a 22-year-old from Spain, who was taken into NYPD custody in March of 2013.
The same day he was taken in, ICE filed an immigration detainer with the NYPD’s Queens Central Booking.
He was released without notifying ICE. He was caught Tuesday and is now in ICE custody.
On Monday, ERO officers arrested a 38-year-old Mexican citizen who was similarly released by the NYPD while having an ICE immigration detainer placed on him.
He is currently in ICE custody.
Monday also saw the arrest of a 20-year-old from China by ERO agents in Staten Island.
The man was arrested in July by the NYPD, and an immigration detainer was filed the same day.
The man was “later released from New York City custody without the detainer being honored and without notification to ICE,” the press release reads. He is in ICE custody.