In just the last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have arrested numerous illegal aliens with open warrants, many of them wanted for violent crimes such as sexual assault and murder.
According to Just The News, many of these arrests took place far into the interior of the United States, thousands of miles from the southern border. Several of the more recent arrests involved suspects from Bosnia, Eritrea, and Guatemala.
On August 8th, ICE’s Chicago division of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a Bosnian who was in the country illegally and wanted for second-degree murder. His warrant had been issued by the District Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas. The suspect was identified by the deportation officer assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service’s Kansas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (KFATF), along with Kansas City Crime Stoppers.
On August 10th, the New York City division of ICE ERO arrested 56-year-old Alejandro Pixtun-Hernandez, whom ICE described as “international fugitive wanted in Guatemala for aggravated rape in a continuous manner and with special aggravating circumstances.” Pixtun had first been arrested on October 9th, 2014, after an arrest warrant had already been issued for him by Guatemalan officials on March 24th of that year. He was deported back to Guatemala on October 14th, but some time after that, had “unlawfully re-entered the United States,” according to ICE.
And on August 14th, the Baltimore division of ERO arrested an Eritrean national in Washington D.C., who had been convicted in 2017 for sex crimes against a minor, third-degree sexual offense, and incest, in Montgomery County, Maryland. He had initially been arrested in June of 2015 after having lived in the U.S. for over 25 years. After his conviction in January of 2017, his sentence was mostly suspended, including 13 of the 25 years he was given for the sexual abuse of a minor, all 5 years of his incest conviction, and all 10 years of sexual offense conviction. Instead, he was simply given four years of supervised probation after being released for time served.