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Los Angeles, Jun 19 (Canadian-Media): Pedro Antonio Eguizabal Gonzalez, 45, a Salvadoran national was successfully removed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) via ICE Air Operations (IAO) charter, June 19, media reports said.
The Juzgado Primero de Paz Court in Santa Ana, El Salvador, issued an arrest warrant for Eguizabal Gonzalez, July 3, 2006 for illegally entering the United States (US) at an unknown time and location without being admitted or paroled by an immigration officer.
Eguizabal Gonzalez was arrested outside his residence in Los Angeles without incident, Nov. 24, 2015 by ICE's ERO Los Angeles, assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Fugitive Task Force, when they received a clue.
Eguizabal Gonzalez was ordered by an immigration judge to be removed to El Salvador March 7, 2019 after all his appeals were exhausted by March 2020.
"Through ongoing targeted enforcement efforts and critical partnerships, we have removed another potential predator from our community and helped ensure he faces justice," said ICE's ERO Los Angeles Field Office Director Dave Marin. "Eguizabal Gonzalez and others like him need to know that our nation will not grant them sanctuary. ICE remains fully committed to removing criminal offenders who are here illegally and pose a threat to national security or public safety."
ICE works directly with foreign governments to coordinate the safe return of nationals with final orders of removal from the United States to their home countries and has removed 83,561 foreign nationals between January and June 13 this year alone.
Likewise, the US routinely cooperates with foreign governments in documenting and accepting its citizens.
Aliens to be removed are legally processed by federal immigration judges in the immigration courts administered by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), which is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice separate from the Department of Homeland Security and ICE.
EOIR judges make decisions based on the merits of each individual case. ICE officers carry out the removal decisions made by the federal immigration judges.