PHILADELPHIA - 115 criminals, fugitive aliens and other immigration status violators living throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware were arrested by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention and removal officers during a five-day period that ended this morning.
The arrests were made in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and York, Pennsylvania and New Castle and Wilmington, Delaware areas and are part of ICE's ongoing efforts to identify and arrest illegal aliens that have been ordered deported by an immigration judge and have failed to comply with that order. The Philadelphia-based ICE fugitive operations team has made more than 700 arrests this fiscal year.
Among those arrested include:
David Dominguez-Navarro, convicted of burglary, larceny, criminal trespass, weapons violations, narcotics violations and illegally re-entering the country after deportation.
Jamaican native Le Roy Rose (aka Donavan Brown) convicted of possessing and selling narcotics, weapons offenses, aggravated assault, shoplifting, fraud and resisting arrest. Rose has been a fugitive alien since January 2004.
Lenford Fletcher, also from Jamaica, Fletcher has been convicted of robbery, assault, and multiple narcotics violations.
Babula Patel from India – convicted of a sex offense; corrupting the morals of a minor.
Some of the others arrested have a history of criminal activity including convictions for driving under the influence (DUI), aggravated assault, robbery and larceny.
“America is a welcoming land of opportunity to the millions of immigrants who arrive here legally and live by our laws,” said Thomas Decker, field office director for the office of detention and Removal in Philadelphia. “Those who come here illegally or violate our laws forfeit their access to opportunity and the privilege of remaining in the United States. The Philadelphia ICE office will continue to aggressively play a vital role in the Department of Homeland Security’s interior enforcement efforts.”
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