Saturday 2 March 2024

ICE Arrests 3 Illegal Aliens In Connection With Baby’s Death

 Federal immigration authorities took custody of three illegal aliens late last month in Rhode Island in connection with the death of a 1-year-old baby.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said in a statement that the three female illegal aliens — ages 32, 25, and 22 — were from Portugal.

“The three Portuguese nationals were arrested Feb. 11 by the Pawtucket Police Department in connection with the child’s death, which occurred under their care,” ICE said in a statement. “Police also arrested a 25-year-old man alleged to be the child’s father. The three women were charged with felony child endangerment; the alleged father was charged with manslaughter, three counts of second degree child abuse, and child endangerment.”

Officers from ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) took custody of the three women a week later.

Police said when they arrived on scene after receiving an emergency call that they discovered the baby boy “unresponsive with significant bruising on his face.” He died a short time later at a local hospital.

“One of the three female Portuguese nationals had been admitted on a nonimmigrant tourist visitor in April 1998 and unlawfully remained in the United States more than 25 years beyond the allowable terms of her visa,” ICE added. “The other two Portuguese nationals were admitted to the United States under a visa waiver program — one in July 2016 and the other in March 2022. Both violated the terms of their visa waivers by remaining in the country longer than allowed.”


ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons said that the alleged crimes by the illegal aliens “resulted in the death of an innocent child.”

“Those who commit crimes against children must be held accountable,” he added. “Unlawfully present foreign nationals posing a danger to our New England communities cannot expect to escape the consequences of their actions.”

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