Enforcement Elimination Operation (ERO) authorities have reportedly arrested a Brazilian national who is in the United States illegally and is a convicted child rapist. On Martha’s Vineyard in early November.
identified by MV Times According to ERO, Saulo Cardoso Ferreira, 37, of EPO, a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), arrested a Brazilian fugitive during a traffic stop in West Tisbury on November 14. I was arrested. report. (Related article: ‘We don’t want to see it anywhere else’: Immigrants reportedly lament no TVs in taxpayer-funded shelters)
“This undocumented Brazilian posed a serious threat to the residents of Martha’s Vineyard,” said Todd Lyons, director of ERO’s Boston field office. said. “He sexually assaulted a 5-year-old child in his homeland and fled from the authorities for the crime.”
“ERO Boston will not allow such predators to threaten our residents. We will continue to arrest and remove those who seek to use New England communities as a haven from justice.”
Cardoso Ferreira is reportedly wanted in Brazil for failing to serve time for raping a five-year-old child. ERO reports that Cardoso Ferreira has multiple convictions in his home country and was sentenced to 14 years in prison. (Related: French senator suspected of drugging colleague with intent to rape, prosecutors say)
In May 2019, before the Brazilian fugitive was sentenced, Cardoso Ferreira fled the country, prompting Brazil’s Sorriso 2 Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant. Officials said it was unclear when and how Cardoso-Ferreira entered the United States, but ERO Boston became aware of Cardoso-Ferreira on Martha’s Vineyard on September 28.
Cardoso Ferreira will reportedly remain in ERO custody until the removal process is completed.
According to ICE, ERO arrested 46,396 noncitizens with criminal records in fiscal year 2022. data.
Meanwhile, the southern border crisis Martha’s Vineyard is in the news as record footfall continues and comments from Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis especially Illegal immigrants were flown to the island. In fact, some of the immigrants DeSantis flew out remain in the area and work for local residents.