A 54-year-old man has become the first known Caribbean national to be deported back to the region under the Donald Trump administration.
Dominican Republic-born Martires Molvan-Figeureo, who entered the US on a visitor’s via and overstayed, was wanted for murder in the DR. He was removed Tuesday, Feb. 7th, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in NYC.
Molvan-Figeureo, was escorted by ERO officers via an ICE Air Ops charter flight to Louisiana, where he then boarded a flight to the Dominican Republic and was turned over to local authorities there.
Interpol had issued a Red Notice for Molvan based on an arrest warrant issued on Oct. 16, 2013, by the Tribunal de Ejecucion de La Pena Court, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, charging Molvan with murder.