ICE Statement on Mexican National Accused of Murder at Sea

Concerning illegal immigrant's arrest, detention in March 2018...

The following statement was issued today by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through John Mohan, Public Affairs Officer/Spokesperson for their New England Region.  It is published verbatim as submitted.

“Franklyn Freddy Meave-Vasquez, 27, is a Mexican national illegally present in the U.S. ICE encountered Meave-Vasquez at the Norfolk City Jail in Virginia through its Criminal Alien Program in March 2018 after he was arrested by the Newport News Police Department on forcible abduction charges, which are still pending. He entered ICE custody upon release from the jail.

 Despite ICE’s objections, an immigration judge granted Meave-Vasquez bond. ICE had to release him from custody April 27 after he posted bond.   

 Vasquez’s immigration case remains in proceedings before an immigration judge. ICE is closely monitoring his case to determine next steps to ensure he no longer poses a public safety threat.” welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on