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On April 1, 2019 Indian national Ubaidullah Abdulrashid Radiowala was removed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) from Newark, NJ for immigration violations.

Ubaidullah was turned over to Indian authorities on charges of:

attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, extortion, forgery, cheating, theft, abetment use and possession of illegal firearms, and transmission of information by using the internet to form an organized crime syndicate.

Ubaidullah Abdulrashid Radiowala, also known as Obed Radiowala, entered the U.S. illegally. ERO Newark arrested him on Sept. 20, 2017 in Iselin, New Jersey, and he was later ordered removed to India by an immigration judge. The Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed his appeal. He was held in detention by ERO Newark until his removal on April 1, 2019.

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“This individual’s long list of criminal charges in his home country, including attempted murder, show that he was a danger to the community here in the U.S.,” said John Tsoukaris, field office director, ERO Newark. “The courageous and targeted efforts of our officers show our ongoing commitment to public safety.”

ICE removed or returned 256,085 illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2018. The proportion of 2018 removals resulting from ICE arrests increased by nearly 17 percent over the previous fiscal year, and the number of ICE interior removals in 2018 increased by nearly 14,000 from 2017.