Immigration and Customs Enforcement, November 21, 2019
A Mexican man wanted for murder in his home country was removed (deported) Wednesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Alberto Abelardo Pulido-Garcia, 46, was arrested by ICE officers without incident in West Valley, Utah, Oct. 25, 2019. Pulido-Garcia is a fugitive wanted for murder in Mexico.
“Our professional officers prioritize the arrest and removal of dangerous criminal aliens from our communities,” said Robert Culley field office director, ERO Utah. “Pulido-Garcia needed to return to his home country to face justice, and we were happy to oblige the Mexican government.”
On Oct. 25, 2017, Pulido-Garcia legally entered the United States through San Ysidro, California, on a temporary tourist visa. He violated the terms of that visa by illegally remaining in the U.S. without permission, and he made his way to Utah.
Pulido-Garcia was convicted Feb. 12, 2019, for DWAI in the West Valley City Justice Court, Salt Lake County, Utah, and was sentenced to 180 days in jail. He was encountered at his place of employment in West Valley Utah and detained by officers.
An immigration judge ordered Pulido-Garcia removed Oct. 28, 2019; he remained in ICE custody until he could be removed to Mexico Nov. 13.
Pulido-Garcia was removed to Mexico via the Stanton Street Bridge in El Paso, Texas, and handed to Mexican authorities to face justice for his alleged crimes in his home country.
A Honduran man wanted for homicide in his home country was removed (deported) Wednesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Rony De La Cruz Hernandez-Escoto, 52, a citizen of Honduras, was arrested by ICE officers October 17 at the Tooele County (Utah) Jail after his latest felony conviction for illegally reentering the United States.
“We actively work to remove dangerous criminal aliens, such as Hernandez-Escoto,” said Robert Culley, field office director for ERO Utah. “ICE prioritizes the removal criminal aliens such as Hernandez-Escoto from the United States so they can face justice in their home country. At the same time, these removals of criminal aliens help improve safety in our local communities.”
Hernandez-Escoto unlawfully entered the United States multiple times over the last 12 years and was deported to Honduras each time. He has an extensive criminal history across multiple states for distributing drugs.
Hernandez-Escoto was flown on an ICE Air Operations charter flight Nov. 13, to Toncontín International Airport, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Upon arrival in Honduras, the fugitive was handed to the local authorities for arrest.