Illegal Immigrant Released By Court Rearrested By ERO

A 23-year-old illegal immigrant from Honduras, who was found guilty of felony assault and domestic violence but released from custody, was re-arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

ICE announced that the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston division arrested the unnamed illegal immigrant on Feb. 7.

According to Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons, the illegal immigrant “had been found guilty of violent criminal behavior here … He is a Honduran fugitive…wanted for homicide in his home country.”

Expressing surprise that the Honduran fugitive had been released from custody by an American court, Lyons said: “It is very disturbing that, despite the serious charges this fugitive faces and the existence of an active immigration detainer filed for his custody, he was released by the court back into the community.”

Lyons added: “This case only highlights the importance of why ERO Boston seeks to cooperate with local communities to protect public safety in our region.”

At this time, it is not clear why the court released the illegal immigrant from custody.
The Post Millennial noted the illegal immigrant first crossed the U.S. Southern border in January 2021. He will appear before a federal immigration judge with the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).

The man was later deported but returned to America a few months later. In June 2023, following reports of violent domestic assault, officers charged the man with domestic assault with a weapon.

The man, who is wanted by law enforcement in connection with a homicide in El Progreso, Honduras, pleaded guilty to the June 2023 assault charges in a Rhode Island court.

The court released the illegal immigrant, despite his guilty plea and a warning from the ERO Boston unit that the man was a flight risk and threat to society. ERO had also filed an “immigrant detainer” — a request to keep the man in custody.

This disturbing report follows news that an illegal immigrant from Guatemala molested a child in Rhode Island last month. That unidentified illegal immigrant had been detained but released by a court last year.

Of that case, Lyons said: “This Guatemalan national has disregarded U.S. immigration laws and has been charged with horrific crimes against a Rhode Island child.”

Last week, MSNBC hosts mocked those concerned about the impact of illegal immigration. The issue, however, is a top issue among voters in the runup to the 2024 election.

Rhode Island’s Attorney General, Peter Neronha, has launched an inquiry into why the court released both men from custody despite their criminal record.