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Accused Murderer Deported, Sent Back to Mexico By ICE

A man who was wanted in Mexico for allegedly killing a man in 2004 was deported on Wednesday by agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Jose Pilar Carrillo-Aguirre, 45, a Mexican national, was turned over to Mexican authorities at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Del Rio, Texas, port of entry. The Mexican Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) took custody of Carrillo-Aguirre, who was wanted for homicide in the State of Michoacán, Mexico. According to Mexican authorities, Carillo-Aguirre is accused of assaulting Jorge Luviano-Valenzuela L. Campo, and shooting him in the chest and forearm, resulting in his death.

The Public Minister in Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico, issued an arrest warrant in March 2006 charging Carrillo-Aguirre with homicide.

“ICE works closely with our local, state, federal and international law enforcement partners to identify, locate and deport aliens who are wanted in their home countries for committing heinous crimes,” said Nuria T. Prendes, field office director of the ICE ERO in Dallas. “We will not allow fugitive criminal aliens to use the United States as a safe haven from their crimes.” Prendes oversees 128 counties in north Texas and the State of Oklahoma.

Carrillo-Aguirre was processed as a convicted criminal alien and deported in February 2003 via the El Paso, Texas, port of entry. However, Carrillo-Aguirre was again encountered after he had illegally re-entered the United States on March 15, 2006 at or near Laredo, Texas. Anyone who re-enters the United States after having been formally deported commits a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

On Sept. 5, 2008 Carrillo-Aguirre was convicted in the U.S. District Court Western District of Texas for illegally re-entering the United States. He was sentenced to 36 months in prison.

On Sept. 2, 2010, ICE agents encountered Carrillo-Aguirre while he was serving his sentence for illegally re-entering the United States at the Dalby Federal Correctional Facility in Post, Texas. It was then determined that Carrillo-Aguirre had the outstanding homicide warrant from Mexico.

ICE deported almost 393,000 aliens in fiscal year 2010, which ended Sept. 30. Of those, more than 195,000 were aliens with criminal convictions. In the ICE Dallas area of responsibility, more than 16,000 aliens were deported or returned; of those, more than 8,300 - or more than 51 percent - were aliens with criminal convictions.