LAREDO, Texas — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed aggravated felon, David Neri-Dominguez, 38, an unlawfully present Mexican man wanted for aggravated assault of a child in his home country of Mexico, Monday.
On Feb. 3, 2017, Mexican authorities issued an arrest warrant against Neri-Dominguez for the aggravated assault of a child. Additionally, Neri-Dominquez has a 2008 felony conviction issued by the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, for possession with intent to distribute marijuana that carried a sentence of 41 months. In 2018, Neri-Dominquez was also charged and convicted in the U.S. of illegal reentry.
Neri-Dominquez has two other convictions in the U.S. – one for possession of marijuana in 2007 and another for criminal trespassing in 2018.
“We are committed to removing foreign fugitives from the United States who are being sought in their native countries for serious crimes,” said Jose Correa, field office director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) San Antonio. “The return of this alien to face criminal charges in Mexico is the result of ongoing cooperation between ICE and our foreign counterparts. Foreign fugitives should be put on notice – they will find no refuge here.”
ICE ERO first encountered Neri-Dominquez in January 2011 while he was incarcerated at the Big Springs Correctional Center and lodged an immigration detainer. An immigration judge ordered Neri-Dominquez removed from the U.S., and ICE ERO officers removed him to Mexico March 29, 2011.
Neri-Dominquez illegally reentered the U.S. near El Paso, Texas, in March 2017. Following his arrest and subsequent conviction in 2018 by Ector County Court for criminal trespassing, ICE ERO arrested him May 30, 2018. He was charged and convicted of illegal reentry Dec. 14, 2018, in Texas Western District Court, Midland, Texas, and sentenced to 30 months confinement.
He was transferred from U.S. Marshals Service custody to ICE ERO July 30. On Monday, Neri-Dominguez was escorted by ICE ERO officers to the Laredo, Texas, Port of Entry and transferred to Mexican authorities.
ICE has removed hundreds of thousands of criminal aliens since the agency was established in March 2003.
ICE removed or returned 267,000 aliens in fiscal year 2019. In fiscal year 2019, 86 percent of ERO’s administrative arrests consisted of aliens with criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.
ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally reentered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.
Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.