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HOUSTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Houston Field Office, with assistance from ERO Guatemala and the Security Alliance for Fugitive Enforcement (SAFE) task force, removed from the United States on April 1, three unlawfully present Guatemalan fugitives wanted for rape.

Aurelio Coy-Quib, 41, Byron Randolfo Parada Vasquez, 27, and Luis Antonio Sian-Gonzalez, 33, were flown on a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations Unit from the Alexandria International Airport in Alexandria, Louisiana, to the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Upon arrival, all three fugitives were transferred into the custody of Guatemalan authorities.

“Foreign fugitives fleeing prosecution in another country will find no safe haven here in Southeast Texas,” said ERO Houston Field Office Director Bret A. Bradford. “ERO Houston works closely with our domestic and international partners to successfully apprehend and repatriate noncitizen fugitives to their home country to stand trial for their alleged crimes.”

Coy-Quib illegally entered the United States on May 27, 2019, where he was immediately apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol near San Luis, Arizona. On May 30, he was released from Border Patrol custody on an order of release on recognizance. Following his release, Coy-Quib absconded from his immigration proceedings. On Jan. 27, 2020, an immigration judge with the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review ordered Coy-Quib removed to Guatemala in absentia. On Nov. 3, 2023, he was encountered by ERO Houston at the Harris County Jail following his arrest for assaulting a family member; an immigration detainer was put in place. Coy-Quib was convicted on Dec. 15, 2023, in Harris County for assault of a family member. On Dec. 16, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office transferred Coy-Quib into ERO Houston custody. On Dec. 26, ERO Houston confirmed with the Guatemalan government that he had an active arrest warrant for rape. ICE officers removed him to Guatemala on April 1.

Parada first illegally entered the United States on an unknown date, and at an unknown location. On March 26, 2019, immigration officers from ERO Chicago encountered Parada while he was in the custody of the Louisville (Kentucky) Metro Police Department and an immigration detainer was lodged. On Sept. 18, 2019, he was convicted in Jefferson County, Kentucky, for trafficking a controlled substance and sentenced to five years in prison. On Jan. 22, 2020, Prada was convicted of assault in Jefferson County and was sentenced to one year in prison. The Louisville Metro Police Department transferred Parada into ERO Chicago custody. ICE officers ordered Parada removed from the United States on Feb. 19, 2020. On Feb. 28, he was transferred into ERO New Orleans custody. ERO New Orleans removed Parada from the United States to Guatemala on March 4, 2020. On July 25, 2021, Parada illegally reentered the United States near Hidalgo, Texas, where he was apprehended that same day by the U.S. Border Patrol near La Joya, Texas. The Border Patrol reinstated his prior order of removal and he was transferred into the custody of the United States Marshals (USMS) to be prosecuted for illegal reentry. On Dec. 6, 2021, Parada was convicted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas of illegal reentry and sentenced to 10 months in prison. The Marshals Service transferred Parada into ERO New Orleans custody on May 24, 2022. On July 6, 2022, he was removed from the United States to Guatemala. Parada illegally entered the United States for a third time on March 1, 2023, where he was immediately apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol near Santa Teresa, New Mexico. U.S. Border Patrol reinstated his prior order of removal and he was transferred into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service on March 3, 2023, to be prosecuted for illegal reentry. On Aug. 15, 2023, Parada was convicted of illegal reentry in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The U.S. Marshals Service transferred Parada into the custody of ERO Houston on Jan. 5, 2024. On Jan. 8, ERO Houston confirmed with the Guatemalan government that he was wanted for aggravated rape. On Jan. 31, an immigration judge reaffirmed his prior order of removal. ICE officers removed him to Guatemala on April 1.

Sian-Gonzalez illegally entered the United States on Oct. 27, 2023, near Eagle Pass, Texas, where he was immediately apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol. Border Patrol transferred him into ERO Houston custody on Nov. 4, 2023. On March 5, 2024, an immigration judge ordered Sian-Gonzalez removed to Guatemala. On March 16, ERO Houston confirmed with the Guatemalan government that he had an active arrest warrant for aggravated rape. ICE officers removed Sian-Gonzalez to Guatemala on April 1.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.

For more news and information on how the ICE ERO Houston Field Office carries out its immigration enforcement mission in Southeast Texas follow us on Twitter @EROHouston.

The SAFE Program is a fugitive enforcement and information sharing partnership that was created in 2012 to better use subject information derived from local in-country investigative resources and leads to locate, apprehend, detain, and remove individuals residing in the U.S. illegally who were subject to foreign arrest warrants. The SAFE Program operates under the respective host nation’s AAR, which constructs a SAFE task force composed of relevant foreign law enforcement agencies, immigration authorities, attorneys general, and national identification repositories – as well as other regional, national, state, and local government agencies. The managing AAR ensures that each task force member complies with SAFE policies and standards consistent with the program’s standard operating procedures. Once established, the AAR-led SAFE task force generates new leads and vets existing SAFE fugitive referrals for ERO action.

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 (TDY) assignments along the border.



Originally published at https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-ero-houston-removes-3-guatemalan-fugitives-wanted-rape

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