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BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston removed Miguel Angel Genao, 31, a fugitive wanted for homicide in the Dominican Republic, on June 20. Genao, an unlawfully present noncitizen, was arrested near Springfield in April and removed to his native country by ERO Boston officers.

“It’s because of the true professionalism and tireless dedication of ERO Boston officers that this dangerous fugitive was apprehended and removed from our community. I am proud of their excellent work in this case,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd Lyons. “Fugitives who are not here lawfully cannot and will not remain in our communities to threaten and endanger the lives of our residents.”

Genao entered the United States via the country’s southern border in December 2021. U.S. Border Patrol in Hidalgo, Texas, arrested him. He was later released under the Alternatives to Detention program. In April 2022, officials discovered that law enforcement authorities in the Dominican Republic were seeking custody of Genao for homicide charges.

ERO Boston Fugitive Operations Team officers issued an immigration detainer for the Dominican fugitive after the Springfield Police Department arrested him for unlicensed operation of a vehicle and after an international law enforcement background review revealed that he was wanted for homicide in his home country. ERO Boston took him into custody without incident on April 11, where he remained until his removal.

Genao was flown to the Dominican Republic via ICE Air Operations June 20. ICE Air Operations facilitates the transfer and removal of noncitizens via commercial airlines and chartered flights in support of ICE field offices and other U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiatives. In fiscal year 2022, ERO conducted 72,177 removals to more than 150 countries worldwide.

Noncitizens placed into removal proceedings receive their legal due process from federal immigration judges in the immigration courts, which are administered by the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). EOIR is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice and is separate from the Department of Homeland Security and ICE. Immigration judges in these courts make decisions based on the merits of each individual case. ERO officers carry out the removal decisions made by the federal immigration judges.

In fiscal year 2022, ERO arrested 46,396 noncitizens with criminal histories. This group had 198,498 associated charges and convictions, including 21,531 assault offenses; 8,164 sex and sexual assault offenses; 5,554 weapons offenses; 1,501 homicide-related offenses; and 1,114 kidnapping offenses.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE tip line at 866-347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form. Callers may remain anonymous.

For more news and information on how the ERO Boston field office carries out its immigration enforcement mission, follow us on Twitter @EROBoston.

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