Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
Houston, Texas. Execution and Removal Operations Officers (I WAS) of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) in Houston, Texas, reported the extradition of the Salvadoran José Francisco Quintanilla Granados, of 27 year old, who entered the northern country illegally.
Quintanilla Granados, who was deported last Friday to El Salvador, was being claimed by the Salvadoran authorities for having committed aggravated homicide in the Central American country.
The detainee was transferred from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, to the Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador, The Savior, on a charter flight under the coordination of the ICE Air Operations Unit. Upon arrival, was handed over to officials of the National Civil Police (PNC) From El Salvador.
In the press release, authorities stated that “ICE believes that communities are safer when law enforcement agencies work together collaboratively. ICE is committed to working with our law enforcement partners, given our commitment to public safety ", said Tony Pham, acting director of ICE.
Likewise, noted that “cases like this are a clear example that ICE operations are overwhelmingly focused on criminals, and any locality that wrongly limits ICE cooperation is doing their communities no favors. ".
ICE authorities first encountered Quintanilla Granados on 2 July when he was incarcerated in the Harris County Jail (Texas), after he was arrested on local charges. After hearing the case and a subsequent record verification, the data revealed that the detainee was wanted for aggravated homicide in El Salvador.
The 3 of July, after the information obtained, Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) transferred Quintanilla Granados to ICE custody.
After facing trial the 25 of August, A judge from the Executive Office for Immigration Review ordered in his verdict the transfer of Quintanilla Granados from the United States to El Salvador.
According to data provided by ICE, so far this fiscal year 2019, ERO Houston extradited more than 12,620 foreigners with criminal convictions and others 1,699 with pending criminal charges.