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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lodged an immigration detainer New Year's Eve 2019 against Carlos Bartolo-Rios, he is an unlawfully present Mexican national. Bartolo-Rios was arrested in North Charleston, SC earlier in December 2019 on charges of sexual abuse of a child.

Bartolo-Rios was arrested December 19 by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force after executing a state criminal warrant at Bartolo-Rios’s North Charleston residence for first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Mr. Bartolo-Rios is currently being held by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office while awaiting trial for the state criminal charges he faces. ICE has lodged an immigration detainer against Mr. Bartolo-Rios and will seek to take him into immigration custody for removal proceedings at whatever point he may be released from criminal custody for the crimes he faces in South Carolina.

In fiscal year 2019, more than 90 percent of all persons arrested by ICE within the Atlanta field office, which includes Georgia and the Carolinas, either had a criminal conviction, a pending criminal charge, or were already subject to a removal order issued by a federal immigration judge.

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