ICE Hard at Work Clearing a Backlog of Criminals

Sometimes after years of being put down and shackled by the Obama Administration, it is good to recognize the hard work and thank immigration enforcement for getting their jobs done and clearing out the criminals. They deserve the recognition as they like most law enforcement go about their jobs and place their lives in danger in order to keep us safe.


So here is some of the latest press releases from ICE in a nutshell:

May 12, 2017 – ICE removes Guatemalan national wanted for murder –
Filadelfo Cardona Martinez, 40, was escorted by ERO officers via an ICE Air Ops charter flight destined for Guatemala, where he was turned over to local authorities. He entered the United States legally, but failed to depart the U.S. as required. In March 2017, Interpol issued a Red Notice for Cardona Martinez based on an arrest warrant issued on Feb 10, 2006, by the Judge of First Instance of Crimes against the Environment of the Chiquimula Department (Guatemala), charging Cardona Martinez with homicide.

May 11, 2017 – ICE-led gang surge nets 1,378 arrests nationwide

WASHINGTON — A six-week nationwide gang operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) concluded this weekend with 1,378 arrests across the United States – the largest gang surge conducted by HSI to date. The operation targeted gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity, including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling and sex trafficking, murder and racketeering.

Of the 1,378 total arrested, 1,098 were arrested on federal and/or state criminal charges, including 21 individuals arrested on murder related charges and seven for rape and sexual assault charges. The remaining 280 were arrested on administrative immigration violations. Of the total arrested, 933 were U.S. citizens and 445 were foreign nationals from 21 countries in South and Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.

Numerous state, local and federal law enforcement partners, including ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), participated in the HSI-led operation, which ran March 26 to May 6.

May 11, 2017 – ICE arrests fugitive in Georgia wanted for Chicago-area sex crime
ATLANTA – A Fugitive Operations Team assigned to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Atlanta working as part of a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force arrested an illegally present Mexican national May 4 who is presently wanted for aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County, Illinois.

Gerardo Diaz-Rodriguez, a Mexican national who illegal re-entered the United States after being allowed to voluntarily depart the United States in lieu of formal removal in April 2003, was arrested by ICE deportation officers at his Clayton County residence during a targeted enforcement operation May 4 in concert with the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Mr. Diaz was previously arrested by Clayton County authorities April 20 on a misdemeanor charge under a fictitious name. Clayton County subsequently released him, but an ICE deportation officer who reviewed the record was able to determine the man arrested under a fictitious name was in fact Mr. Diaz and subject to an active warrant out of Cook County for aggravated sexual abuse.

Mr. Diaz was rebooked into the Clayton County jail following his May 4 capture. He is presently awaiting extradition to Cook County to face the aggravated criminal sexual abuse charge there.

ICE has lodged an immigration detainer against Mr. Diaz and will seek to remove him from the United States following the resolution of any criminal charges he may face; however, Cook County policy currently refuses to honor any ICE detainers.

May 10, 2017 – Mexican national charged with possession of forged, counterfeit green card
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – A Mexican citizen unlawfully present in the United States was charged Wednesday in federal court for fraud and being in possession of forged alien registration card. The charges stem from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removals Operations (ERO).

Jose Guzman-Lopez faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release for up to three years. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.

“Mr. Guzman-Lopez came to our attention after having been charged locally for his possible involvement in a criminal matter,” said ERO Buffalo Acting Field Office Director Thomas Brophy. Remember – The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

May 9, 2017 – ICE El Paso deports previously deported illegal alien wanted for 2013 ‘femicide’ and aggravated assault of 9-year-old boy in Mexico
EL PASO, Texas — A Mexican fugitive, who had been previously deported three times, and is wanted for the murder of a mother and the assault of her young son, was deported again Thursday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Eduardo Maquitico-Guerrero, 40, was turned over to Mexican authorities May 4 at the international boundary on top of El Paso’s Stanton International Bridge. He is wanted in Morelos, Mexico, for the murder of Karla Yuridia Tavares Jimenez, who was shot in the head, and the aggravated assault of her young son, according to the Mexican arrest warrant. The body of Tavares Jimenez was found on the side of a road April 20, 2013.

May 8, 2017 – MS-13 gang member with assault convictions removed to El Salvador
WASHINGTON – A 35-year-old El Salvadoran man was removed to his home country Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers.

Ingmar Guandique-Blanco, a documented MS-13 gang member, was transferred to the proper law enforcement authorities upon his arrival in El Salvador.


May 8, 2017 – ICE arrests public safety threat after detainer not honored
BALTIMORE – A 19-year-old El Salvadoran national with multiple criminal arrests was taken into custody May 4 by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) after he was released on bond with an active ICE detainer in place. He is currently detained at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, Maryland.

Mario Granados-Alvarado was released from local custody May 3 despite immigration officials formally lodging a detainer with the Montgomery County Detention Center a day earlier. Montgomery County, Maryland, is listed as a jurisdiction that has publicly limited cooperation with ICE and frequently ignores legally authorized detainers.

May 8, 2017 – 1 arrested, drugs, large weapons cache seized
DETROIT — A Shelby Township, Michigan, man was arrested Friday following a three-month joint investigation that resulted in the seizure of drugs, ammunition and firearms. Nua Gjokaj was arrested May 5, following the execution of a search warrant at a Detroit business and a Shelby Township residence.

Multijurisdictional task forces officers seized the following items: 54 firearms, one vehicle, $94,000, five pounds of marijuana, 334 grams of suspected heroin, 30.5 grams of suspected cocaine and 1,500 pills of suspected hydrocodone and Xanax.

May 8, 2017 – 15 illegal aliens arrested in East Texas for identity theft
BEAUMONT, Texas — Fifteen illegal aliens were criminally arrested Thursday following their indictments on charges of identity theft and unlawfully working in the United States by providing false identities.

The defendants, who are all illegally present in the United States, were all working under assumed names obtained by presenting fraudulently obtained but legitimate social security numbers and matching birth certificates, most of which were issued in Puerto Rico. With such primary identifying information, the defendants then obtained state-issued identification cards from Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and other states.

These fraudulently obtained documents allowed these illegal aliens to pass the E-verify system used by their employers to ascertain U.S. citizenship or alien lawful work permits.

May 5, 2017 – West Texas man sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison on child pornography and cyberstalking convictions
Between Oct. 30, 2015 and Nov. 7, 2015, Rodrigo Ramiro Menchaca, 27, of San Angelo, Texas, engaged in a series of communications with a girl who resided in Virginia. Menchaca used a mobile application called Kik to communicate with the girl. Menchaca pleaded guilty in January 2017 to one count of stalking and one count of possessing prepubescent child pornography.

May 4, 2017 – 6 arrested in joint operation targeting organized crime prostitution ring
Washington law enforcement arrested six people Thursday connected with an organized criminal ring profiting from a prostitution enterprise during a multi-agency operation which began with court authorized search warrants at more than 30 locations. The multi-branch task force of officers helped identify more than 30 human trafficking victims encountered during the operation and offer them support services, including guidance on potential immigration relief.

May 3, 2017 – ICE removes Honduran man wanted for murder
A Honduran man unlawfully present in the United States,Francisco Escobar-Orellana, is wanted in Honduras pursuant to a May 2005 arrest warrant for allegedly hacking two men to death with a machete at a liquor store in 1993. Mr. Escobar subsequently unlawfully entered the United States at an unknown time and place.

May 2, 2017 – 3 South Texas men receive lengthy prison sentences for conspiracy to kidnap illegal aliens
LAREDO, Texas — Three South Texas men were sentenced to federal prison Tuesday following their convictions on conspiracy to kidnap illegal aliens. Jose Diaz, 42, from Laredo, was sentenced May 2 by U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo to 360 months in federal prison; Angel Alexis Diaz, 20 and Julio Osorio, 42, also from Laredo, received respective sentences of 262 months and 292 months. All the sentences will be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. All three pleaded guilty to the charges Sept. 8, 2016.


Note: This is not a complete list. I ran out of room. There were more that received lengthy sentences that I have not posted. Some for sexual abuse and pornograhy charges with children. But as you can see, these guys have had a very busy first few days in May and the month is just barely at halfway mark.

Thanks to all law enforcement for all your efforts. Winning looks so good. Thanks to Trump and his people for enabling them to again do their jobs.



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10 Responses to ICE Hard at Work Clearing a Backlog of Criminals

  1. I tip my hat to them, thank them and hope they stay safe!

  2. Shar says:

    Ditto Mark. It’s great to see law and order being restored.

    Uriel good article. I bet the list could go on to infinity.

    • Uriel says:

      I pray it does Shar. There were several more. The more predators taken out the Better!

  3. Terry says:

    SALUTE ICE and Thank You !

  4. azjen says:

    Very glad to see these actions taking place in our country. Living in AZ I am probably more aware of what is going on with these illegal aliens & NOT illegal immigrants. It was a sad day that Maricopa County lost Sheriff Joe. Instead I live north of Maricopa Co & have always thanked Sheriff Joe for the very few illegal aliens that we got up where we live. Uriel, excellent article & I forward it to my contact list.

    • Uriel says:

      Welcome to Hardnox Azjen. Thanks. I have a friend living around Phoenix. Sheriff Joe was a pistol. I was sorry he got caught in O’s web too. I am sure you are aware. The new guy is pro Sanctuary I hear. Stay safe.

  5. Hardnox says:

    Great news. Good post.

    The $64 question is “why wasn’t it always like this?”. Of course we all know the answer. It is insane why the Left fomented an invasion.