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On May 26, 2020 officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations removed Jaime Valle-Saracay, 27, from the United States. Jamie is a Salvadoran man. Jamie is wanted for homicide in his home country of El Salvador. Jaime was turned over to Salvadoran law enforcement authorities upon his arrival in El Salvador.

Jaime was removed via an ICE Air Operations charter flight without incident. Once in El Salvador, ICE ERO officers transferred custody of Jamie to the Policia Nacional Civil (PNC) of El Salvador, to pursue criminal charges against him.

On Oct. 25, 2016, Jamie was encountered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol near Rio Grande City, Texas. On Oct. 28, 2016 he was transferred to ICE custody. On Dec. 22, 2016, an immigration judge granted Jamie a bond and was released from local custody, pending his removal proceedings.

On May 15, 2017, the Juzgado Tercero de Instruccion, Santa Ana, El Salvador issued a warrant for Jamie’s arrest charging him with aggravated homicide. On Oct. 25, 2017, an immigration judge issued him a final order of removal.

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On March 14, 2019, Jamie was encountered by the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas.

ICE lodged a detainer while he was in county custody. On Feb. 11, 2019, the 263rd District of Harris County, Texas convicted Jamie of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. He was sentenced to two-years imprisonment then transferred to the Texas Department of Corrections in Huntsville, Texas.

On May 5, he was transferred to ICE custody where he remained until his removal.