Saturday, November 11, 2023

Foreign Fugitive Arrested at Shelter for Migrants on Cape Cod; Illegal Immigrant Convicted of Murder in Venezuela Found Living in state-Funded Housing in Massachusetts

25 Investigates: Foreign fugitive arrested at shelter for migrants on Cape Cod:
A foreign fugitive was found living in state-provided housing on Joint Base Cape Cod, according to a statement released by ICE Boston.
Sources told 25 Investigates 38-year-old Jordano Gotopo-Lopez was convicted of homicide in Venezuela. He’s been wanted in that country since 2006 for violating conditions of his sentencing.
Gotopo-Lopez was living in an emergency shelter set up for migrants and other homeless families, according to ICE. The base also houses military families including members of the Coast Guard. He was arrested without incident.
Gotopo-Lopez entered the United States at the Eagle Pass, Texas border crossing in July. ICE said that he was processed and given a notice to report himself to immigration authorities in 60 days, but never showed up.
In March, 25 Investigates reported on an increase in foreign fugitives found hiding in Massachusetts. According to ICE, 37 violent offenders have been captured this year – including ten people wanted in their home countries for murder.
Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey (D) opened the shelter on the base in response to the surge of migrants that have been arriving in Massachusetts from the southern and northern border. --->READ MORE HERE
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Illegal immigrant convicted of murder in Venezuela found living in state-funded housing in Massachusetts:
A man convicted of murder in Venezuela who managed to cross the southern border was found living in state-funded migrant housing on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, according to a statement released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The fugitive, identified by Boston 25 News as 38-year-old Jordano Gotopo-Lopez, was convicted of homicide in his home country of Venezuela, where he has been wanted since 2006 for a violation of his sentencing conditions there.
Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston arrested Gotopo-Lopez on Oct. 27 at a migrant housing facility on Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne.
ICE said Gotopo-Lopez "failed to disclose" his previous conviction when he was arrested for illegally entering the U.S. in Eagle Pass, Texas, on July 31.
Gotopo-Lopez was processed in Texas and given a notice to report himself to immigration authorities in 60 days, but he never showed up.
When Gotopo-Lopez was discovered by authorities at the Cape Cod shelter, he admitted that he had been convicted of murder and was wanted in Venezuela, ICE said. --->READ MORE HERE
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