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ICE agents in Baltimore arrest suspected killer who entered US illegally – Baltimore Sun

A Dominican Republican national wanted in his home country for manslaughter was arrested in Baltimore last week, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said.

Agents from ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations Baltimore arrested the 27-year-old at his home on May 23 and ordered him to appear at a Justice Department immigration hearing.

“This Dominican national came to Maryland in an attempt to avoid serious charges in his home country,” said Matthew Elliston of the ICE field office in Baltimore. “He posed a significant threat to our Maryland communities. ERO Baltimore will not allow Maryland to become a safe haven for the criminals of the world.”

According to the agency, the person was charged with injury resulting in death in the Dominican Republic in 2022. He is believed to have entered the US without inspection by immigration officials. Earlier this month, the ICE agency learned that his car was at the scene of a drug distribution and trafficking investigation in Baltimore, the agency said.

Earlier this year, Maryland Democrat Wes Moore signed a letter endorsed by eight other governors urging the federal government to develop legislation aimed at addressing issues in the immigration system.

The governors asked President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N. Y. , to negotiate an agreement to finance border operations.

“The continued arrival of individuals seeking asylum and in need of shelter and assistance, due to lack of congressional action on infrastructure and policy, can only be addressed with federal organizational support and funding to meet public security and humanitarian needs of our local communities,” the spokesperson said. governors wrote.

Last week, a bill with provisions for the border died in the Senate. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., argued that Democrats were distorting the Biden administration’s record on immigration and engaged in “sham voting.”

“The Senate Dems’ border crisis has become a political crisis. And now they’re looking to Chuck Schumer to save them,” the senator said. “This is Washington cynicism at its finest, and the American people will not be fooled. This is a political stunt.”

Schumer said former President Donald Trump directed Republicans to vote against the legislation to strengthen his campaign.

“We have given the Republicans a second chance to show where they stand. Do they want to solve this so-called emergency, or do they want to show blind loyalty to the former president even when they know he is wrong?” he said.

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