News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 17, 2017: A 33-year-old Bahamas national wanted for murder in the country has been sent packing by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) agents.
Jamal Redmond Wallace, who had an outstanding warrant for murder, was sent back to The Bahamas on July 13th and turned over to authorities there.
Wallace was arrested in Tampa by U.S. Border Patrol on March 29, 2017, the day an arrest warrant was issued by Bahamian authorities. He had entered the United States on Nov. 1, 2013, on visitor’s visa for a temporary period not to exceed April 30, 2014.
But Wallace stayed on in the US. On May 10, 2017, an immigration judge with the Executive Office for Immigration Review ordered Wallace removed from the United States to The Bahamas.
“This removal is evidence that ICE will not allow criminals to hide behind our country’s borders to avoid justice in their home country,” said Marc J. Moore, field office director for the Miami Field Office of ERO.