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ERO Boston arrests fugitive wanted for homicide in Dominican Republic

BOSTON – Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston apprehended an unlawfully present Dominican fugitive wanted for homicide charges in his native country. Deportation officers with ERO Boston arrested the 24-year-old noncitizen June 20 in West Boylston, Massachusetts.

“This Dominican fugitive is a suspected murderer who fled to Massachusetts rather than facing justice in his home country,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons. “We will not allow our New England communities to become safe havens for the world’s criminals. ERO Boston will continue to prioritize public safety by apprehending and removing egregious noncitizen offenders from our neighborhoods.”

The Dominican national lawfully entered the United States Oct. 14, 2015, as nonimmigrant visitor. He departed the country Oct. 27, 2015.

The Dominican noncitizen unlawfully reentered the United States on an unknown date, at an unknown location, and without being inspected, admitted or paroled by a U.S. immigration official.

Authorities in the Dominican Republic issued an arrest warrant for the Dominican fugitive April 6, 2024, charging him with homicide. If convicted, the Dominican noncitizen is facing a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

On June 20, 2024, the Westborough District Court, Westborough, Massachusetts, arraigned the Dominican national for the charges of identification violation and larceny over $1,200. ERO Boston lodged an immigration detainer against the Dominican fugitive with the Westborough, Massachusetts, Police Department subsequent to his arrest.

Deportation officers with ERO Boston arrested the Dominican noncitizen June 20 in West Boylston, Massachusetts. The Dominican fugitive will remain in ERO custody pending the outcome of his removal proceedings.

ERO conducts removals of individuals without a lawful basis to remain in the United States, including at the order of immigration judges with Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. EOIR is a separate entity from the Department of Homeland Security and ICE. Immigration judges in these courts make decisions based on the merits of each individual case, determining if a noncitizen is subject to a final order of removal or eligible for certain forms of relief from removal.

As one of ICE’s three operational directorates, ERO is the principal federal law enforcement authority in charge of domestic immigration enforcement. ERO’s mission is to protect the homeland through the arrest and removal of those who undermine the safety of U.S. communities and the integrity of U.S. immigration laws, and its primary areas of focus are interior enforcement operations, management of the agency’s detained and non-detained populations, and repatriation of noncitizens who have received final orders of removal. ERO’s workforce consists of more than 7,700 law enforcement and non-law enforcement support personnel across 25 domestic field offices and 208 locations nationwide, 30 overseas postings, and multiple temporary duty travel assignments along the border.

Members of the public with information regarding child sex offenders can report crimes or suspicious activity by dialing the ICE Tip Line at 866-DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423) or completing the online tip form.

Learn more about ERO Boston’s mission to increase public safety in our New England communities on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @EROBoston.

Originally published at https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ero-boston-arrests-fugitive-wanted-homicide-dominican-republic

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