DETROIT – Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Detroit removed an illegally present foreign fugitive wanted for sexually abusing a minor in his native Mexico.
Jose Montes-Solorio, 35, was flown from Toledo Express Airport in Ohio to Valley International Airport in Texas on January 10. On the same date, ERO Harlingen transported him to the border by ground transportation and handed him over to Mexican authorities. .
An arrest warrant was issued for Montes-Solorio, a citizen of Mexico, on May 3, 2021 in the state of Michoacán, Mexico for sexual exploitation of a minor.
Montes-Solorio entered the US on an undisclosed date and at an undisclosed location without screening or parole. It has already been removed. ERO Detroit, working with its Mexico City counterparts, received information on Montes-Solorio’s illegal re-entry into the United States and possible location.
On December 13, 2022, ERO Detroit arrested Montes-Solorio and served him with a Notice of Intent/Decision to Restore Order. Montes-Solorio remains in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, without bond, pending removal on Jan. 10. The ERO Detroit field office oversees offices in Michigan and Ohio.
“Our communities are no hiding place for these foreign fugitives, especially those who would prey on the innocent,” said Matthew Putra, director of the ERO Detroit Acting Field Office. “I am proud of the work of our officers and their awareness of this and other public safety threats in Michigan and Ohio.”
ICE officers responsibly make enforcement decisions on a case-by-case basis, informed by their experience as law enforcement professionals and in a manner that best protects against the greatest threats to the homeland.
In fiscal year (FY) 2022, ERO arrested 46,396 non-citizens with criminal histories; There were 198,498 related charges and convictions against this group. This includes 21,531 assault offences; 8,164 sexual and sexual assault crimes; 5,554 firearms offences; 1,501 homicide-related crimes; and 1,114 kidnapping offences.
ERO, ICE’s directorate, upholds US immigration law at, within, and beyond our borders. ERO operations target public safety threats, such as convicted criminal non-citizens and gang members, who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who have been removed by federal immigration judges and who illegally re-enter the country after removal of immigration fugitives. . ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol also help the U.S. target foreign fugitives for crimes committed abroad in large part. ERO manages all aspects of the immigration enforcement process, including identification and arrest, detention, bond management, supervised release, transportation, and removal. Additionally, ERO has ordered the removal of non-citizens from the US to more than 170 countries around the world.
Members of the public can report crimes and/or suspicious activity by dialing 866-347-2423 or by filling out an online tip form.
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