Philadelphia: Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Philadelphia removed a noncitizen foreign national from the United States wanted in Honduras for managing illegal immigration.
Ronald Alexander Rodriguez Fuentes and an ERO removal team departed from Harrisburg International Airport in Harrisburg via ICE Air, arriving at the Ramon Villeda Morales Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on February 24. Upon arrival in Honduras, ERO turned Rodriguez over to the proper authorities.
“This example of a repeat immigration offender represents the work ERO conducts daily to combat unlawful migration,” said ERO Field Office Director Cammilla Wamsley. “ERO officers throughout the United States conducted enforcement actions for Mr. Rodriguez over the course of several years, each time culminating in his removal from the United States. I am proud of our officers’ dedication to the ERO mission, resulting in yet another return of Mr. Rodriguez Fuentes to Honduras where this time he will also face the consequences of endangering innocent people.”
U.S. Border Patrol first arrested Rodriguez Fuentes in April 1999 in Brownsville, Texas. He was released on recognizance in May of that year, and in August, an immigration judge in Miami ordered Rodriguez Fuentes removed from the United States in absentia.
On March 5, 2008, ERO Washington arrested Rodriguez Fuentes in Manassas, Virginia, as an immigration fugitive, and in May, authorities removed him from Honduras.
Rodriguez Fuentes illegally reentered the country near San Ysidro, California, on April 2, 2019, and border patrol agents arrested him. On August 13 that year, an immigration judge ordered him removed, and authorities returned him to his home country of Honduras on August 28.
On an unknown date and location, Rodriguez Fuentes reentered the United States without inspection, parole, or admission by an immigration official. On January 17, ERO Boston encountered Rodriguez Fuentes at a New Hampshire State Police traffic stop in Hillsborough County. On the same date, ERO Boston served Rodriguez Fuentes a Notice of Intent/Decision to Reinstate Prior Order, charging inadmissibility under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
On January 18, ERO Boston checked records and discovered an Interpol Red Notice for Rodriguez Fuentes, a fugitive wanted by law enforcement authorities in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, for the trafficking of illegal persons. ERO Boston transferred Rodriguez Fuentes to ERO Philadelphia for removal.
ERO, a directorate of ICE, upholds U.S. immigration law at, within, and beyond our borders. ERO operations target public safety threats, such as convicted criminal noncitizens and gang members who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally reenter the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges. ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol also assist in targeting foreign criminals for crimes committed abroad in the U.S. ERO manages all aspects of the immigration enforcement process, including identification and arrest, detention, bond management, supervised release, transportation, and removal. Additionally, ERO repatriates noncitizens ordered removed from the U.S. to more than 150 countries worldwide.