Two men living in Westchester are among five aliens from as many countries recently arrested in the New York metropolitan area after detainers filed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) were ignored.
Steven Anthony Beswick, 42, a Jamaican citizen, was arrested by local authorities Oct. 6. While in custody, ICE lodged a detainer with the Westchester County Department of Corrections.
Beswick posted bond and was released from custody on the same day. Beswick has previous convictions in New York City for criminal possession of marijuana.
He is currently detained in ICE custody, pending a hearing before an immigration judge.
On Aug. 4, ERO deportation officers identified Jonathan Aparicio, 20, a Mexican national, while he was detained in the custody of the Westchester County Department of Corrections, and lodged an immigration detainer.
On Sept. 13, Aparicio pleaded guilty to local charges in Yonkers City Court and was sentenced to time served. Aparicio was released without the lodged immigration detainer being honored, and without notification to ICE.
On Oct. 3, ERO deportation officers arrested Aparicio Oct. 5, in Yonkers on immigration violations.
He is currently detained in ICE custody, pending a hearing before an immigration judge
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