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ICE removed a Salvadoran national Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 from the United States. The suspect is Jose Carlos Henriquez-Escalante, 27, he is wanted in his home country on criminal conspiracy and illicit groupings charges.

Henriquez-Escalante is an MS-13 gang member.

Henriquez-Escalante illegally entered the United States at an unknown place, on an unknown date. But On Oct 2, 2013, Henriquez-Escalante was arrested by deportation officers near Oneonta, New York, and placed into removal proceedings.

The next day, he posted bond and was released from ICE custody.

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According to Salvadoran law enforcement authorities, in April 2014, the Specialized Magistrate Court “B” in San Salvador, El Salvador issued an arrest warrant for Henriquez-Escalante for the crime of criminal conspiracy.

In March 2019, Interpol issued a Red Notice for Henriquez-Escalante indicating he is wanted by authorities in El Salvador for criminal conspiracy and being a member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13).

On Apr 24, 2019, deportation officers assigned to ICE New York’s Special Response Team arrested Henriquez-Escalante in Manhattan, and returned him to ICE custody.

On Oct. 21, 2019, Henriquez-Escalante was ordered removed by an immigration judge in New York City and waived his right to appeal, clearing the way for his removal to El Salvador.