Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Houston, with assistance from ERO El Salvador and the Security Alliance for Fugitive Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force, removed Noe David Alvarez Escamilla, a twice-previously deported gang member from the United States on Feb. 17. Alvarez is wanted in El Salvador for aggravated homicide and illegal association.
Alvarez, a 24-year-old unlawfully present Salvadoran national and documented 18th Street gang member, was flown from Alexandria, Louisiana, to the Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador, El Salvador, on a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations Unit. Upon arrival, authorities turned him over to officials from El Salvador’s Civilian National Police (PNC).
Alvarez first illegally entered the United States on an unknown date and at an unknown location. On Sept. 11, 2019, immigration officials from the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended him near Eagle Pass. The U.S. Border Patrol transferred Alvarez to ICE custody Sept. 13, 2019, and ICE processed him as an expedited removal. On Dec. 2, 2019, ICE officers removed Alvarez from the U.S. to El Salvador.
Alvarez illegally reentered the United States on May 7, 2020, near Eagle Pass. The U.S. Border Patrol immediately apprehended and expelled him to Mexico pursuant to 42 U.S.C., Section 265 (Title 42).
Alvarez illegally entered the United States for the third time on an unknown date and at an unknown location. On Dec. 12, 2022, ERO Houston fugitive operations officers apprehended him as a foreign fugitive wanted in El Salvador in connection with three homicides. ERO Houston reinstated his prior order of removal and removed him from the United States to El Salvador on Feb. 17, 2023.