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ERO Boston arrests 31-year-old fugitive Brazilian national wanted for murder



BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston arrested an undocumented noncitizen who is wanted in Brazil for homicide. Deportation officers from ERO Boston’s Fugitive Operations team, along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations and detectives from the Edgartown Police Department, apprehended the 31-year-old Brazilian national in Edgartown Sept. 28.

“The arrest of this Brazilian noncitizen demonstrates our commitment to prioritizing enforcement and removal efforts against unlawfully present noncitizens who are wanted for crimes in their home countries,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd Lyons. “The cooperation with CBP Air and Marine Operations, as well as the Edgartown Police Department, was instrumental in successfully apprehending this individual. We are appreciative of the Edgartown Police Department’s ongoing support of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).”

The Brazilian national unlawfully entered the United States as a minor on Dec. 5, 2007, and was apprehended by U. S. Border Patrol at that time, placed into removal proceedings and released. The noncitizen was ordered removed in absentia by an immigration judge with the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review on June 17, 2008.

The Brazilian noncitizen filed a motion to reopen and rescind removal order on July 17, 2008, which was granted on August 15, 2008. He was again ordered removed in absentia by an immigration judge with EOIR on Jan.15, 2009. The individual self-removed from the United States on Aug. 14, 2009, through the John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York.

The undocumented noncitizen unlawfully reentered the United States on an unknown date at an unknown location without being inspected, admitted or paroled by an immigration official after he self-removed on Aug. 14, 2009. He will remain in custody pending his removal from the United States.

The suspect’s name was not released.

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