Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers recently arrested three at-large criminal illegal immigrants after they were released from local custody when detainers lodged with Philadelphia authorities were not honored.
The three individuals have such previous convictions as DUIs, aggravated assault, narcotics manufacturing and weapons-related offenses.
The first individual, a 27-year-old Mexican national named Marco Arturo Juarez-Ramos, had a prior arrest for intoxicated driving and was released from local custody on Aug. 18 after posting bail. He was subsequently arrested on Aug. 24 and will remain in ICE’s custody pending his removal from the country.
Elvis Velasquez-Roblero, a 36-year-old Mexican national, was previously convicted on aggravated assault and weapons-related charges. He was released from local custody following an Aug. 3 arrest on non-specified local charges. Velasquez-Roblero was arrested by ICE in Philadelphia on Aug. 18 and will remain in ICE custody pending his removal from the country.
Fabio Dalloco, a 46-year-old Italian national, had prior convictions for cocaine trafficking and narcotics manufacturing. He was released from custody after a June 6 arrest on non-specified local charges. He was arrested by ICE on Aug. 16 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
“At-large criminal alien arrests are among the most dangerous type of enforcement actions ICE officers are engaged in on a daily basis,” Thomas Decker, field office director for Philadelphia ERO, said. “These arrests also represent the greatest risk to the community. This level of risk can be mitigated in many instances. ICE welcomes changes to the current policy that would allow the city to cooperate with ICE toward achieving the shared goal of protecting public safety and national security while balancing important community policing needs.”