ERO New York Arrests Mexican Man Wanted for Murder

NEW YORK — The New York branch of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested an illegally present non-citizen foreign fugitive wanted in Mexico for manslaughter.

Record reviews revealed that Abdiel Dela Garza-Hernandez had entered the United States on an unknown date and location without being inspected by an immigration officer.

“The courageous members of our Fugitive Operations teams must be highly commended for removing this dangerous individual from the community,” said Kenneth Genalo, Acting Field Manager of ERO New York. “In this case, the individual is not only wanted for manslaughter in their home country, but has also proven to be a danger to the community here in the United States.”

On August 9, the Village Court of Suffern, New York, convicted Dela Garza-Hernandez of driving while impaired by alcohol consumption. The court fined him $300 and suspended his driver’s license for 90 days.

On November 17, Dela Garza-Hernandez was administratively arrested in Middletown without incident by officers from the ERO New York Newburgh Sub-Office. ERO New York processed him and served him with a summons to appear for a removal procedure under Section 212(a)(6)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. He will remain in ICE custody until his deportation.

Members of the public with information about foreign refugees are urged to contact the ICE Tip Line at 866-DHS-2-ICE or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. You can also submit a bet online by completing ICE’s online bet form.

ICE’s ERO Board of Directors upholds US immigration law, inside and outside our borders. ERO operations target public safety threats such as convicted criminal non-citizens and gang members, as well as individuals who have otherwise violated our country’s immigration laws, including individuals who have returned to the country illegally after being deported and immigrant refugees who were ordered by federal immigration judges to be deported. ERO Deportation Officers assigned to Interpol also assist in targeting and apprehending foreign fugitives or arrest and deportation cases of fugitives wanted for crimes committed abroad who are now at large in the United States. ERO manages all aspects of the immigration enforcement process, including identification and arrest, detention, bail management, supervised release, transportation, and deportation. In addition, ERO repatriates non-citizens ordered for deportation from the United States to more than 170 countries around the world.

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