A Salvadoran man is being removed from the U.S. for the second time after entering the country illegally, reads a press release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The man — whose name has not been mentioned — was living in Cockeysville, Maryland.
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“This Salvadoran noncitizen represented a threat to the residents of Maryland,” reported Daris Reeves, Acting Field Office Director of ERO Baltimore.
Reeves noted, “He is a documented member of a violent street gang using our communities to hide out from authorities in his home country. ERO Baltimore will not allow the world’s criminals to use Maryland neighborhoods to escape justice.”
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The press release also states, “The undocumented noncitizen unlawfully entered the United States on an unknown date at an unknown location without being inspected, admitted or paroled by an immigration official.”
It is not known whether this individual may have entered the U.S. through the open floodgates of Texas, courtesy of President Joe Biden’s administration.
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This individual was arrested in May 2011 near Cotulla, Texas, and subsequently removed from the country in July 2011.
Back in Salvador, he was arrested in July 2013 and charged with “crimes relating to public peace, illicit groups and illegally carrying a firearm.” During that arrest, he was labeled as being a member of the 18th Street criminal gang. In November 2015, he was arrested again for illegally possessing a firearm.
Fast-forward to March 2021, the Salvadoran man was stopped by the U.S. Border Patrol near Hidalgo, Texas. However, he was processed and released at that time — with his wife and child in tow.
He then filed an application for asylum and withholding of removal in May 2022. One month later, a Department of Justice immigration judge in Baltimore, Maryland, denied his application.
In February 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services formally closed his case, which resumed his removal from the country.
His recent arrest has landed him in ICE custody as he awaits transportation out of the U.S.