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NEW YORK — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, commonly called ICE and ERO, respectively, arrested an Ecuadorian fugitive in Spring Valley, New York on Dec. 1; the man is wanted for rape in Ecuador.
Renato Tejada-Alvarez, 35, entered the U.S. on March 4, 2021 as a nonimmigrant and violated his terms of admission. Officers from the ERO Fugitive Operations Newburgh, New York sub-office arrested him in Spring Valley on Dec. 1. Tejada-Alvarez is being held in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
“Our Fugitive Operations Team is to be commended for their work in tracking and arresting this dangerous individual,” said ERO New York Acting Field Office Director Kenneth Genalo. “Community safety is ICE’s priority, and this is one more step toward that end.”
ICE officers make enforcement decisions on a case-by-case basis in a professional and responsible manner, informed by their experience as law enforcement officials and in a way that best protects against the greatest threats to the homeland.
In fiscal year 2021, ERO arrested 12,025 individuals with aggravated felony convictions. Offenses associated with noncitizens arrested in FY 2021 included 1,506 homicide related offenses, 3,415 sexual assaults, 19,549 assaults, 2,717 robberies and 1,063 kidnappings.
ICE’s ERO directorate upholds U.S. immigration law at, within and beyond our borders. ERO operations target public safety threats, such as convicted criminal noncitizens and gang members, as well as individuals who have otherwise violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally reentered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges. ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol also assist in targeting foreign fugitives and in fugitive arrest and removal cases involving those who are wanted for crimes committed abroad and who are now at-large in the United States. ERO manages all aspects of the immigration enforcement process, including identification and arrest, detention, bond management, supervised release, as well as transportation and removal. In addition, ERO repatriates noncitizens ordered removed from the U.S. to more than 170 countries around the world.
Members of the public can report crimes and suspicious activity by dialing 866-347-2423 or completing ICE’s online tip form.
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