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ICE Newark and Local law Enforcement seek Dangerous Escapee from Essex County Correctional Facility

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

NEWARK NJ, a U.S. District Court issued a criminal warrant for the arrest of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee who escaped from the Essex County Correctional Facility (ECCF) in Newark, New Jersey, Dec. 4.

Luis Cordon-Guzman, 31, a prior deport and Guatemalan national, has multiple pending felony charges in Trenton, New Jersey, based on a March 16 arrest by local police. Following his arrest, ICE filed an immigration detainer with the Mercer County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Trenton, and he was transferred to ICE custody and detained at the Essex County Correctional Facility on March 17. Cordon-Guzman was previously removed from the United States on April 24, 2019. He illegally reentered the U.S. on an unknown date and location, a felony under federal law.

“Make no mistake, ICE and our law enforcement partners will use every resource available to us to apprehend Cordon-Guzman,” said John Tsoukaris, field office director for ERO Newark. “The men and women of ICE are committed to the arrest and removal of criminal aliens like Cordon-Guzman who pose a threat to public safety.”

ICE and multiple law enforcement agencies are currently conducting an investigation to locate the subject.

WARNING: Please do not attempt to apprehend any subject. If you have information about the whereabouts of these fugitives, immediately contact your local ICE office or call the national hotline at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (TTY for hearing impaired: 802-872-6196) as soon as possible!

ICE is charged with enforcing federal immigration laws enacted by Congress. Officers with ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) are sworn law enforcement officers who carry out the arrest, detention, and removal of aliens found to be in the United States unlawfully. ICE allocates the agency’s finite immigration enforcement resources by prioritizing public and national security threats, immigration fugitives and illegal reentrants. However, all of those in violation of immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.

Aliens processed for removal may receive their legal due process from federal immigration judges in the immigration courts, which are administered by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). EOIR is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice and is separate from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and ICE. Immigration judges in these courts make decisions based on the merits of each individual case. ICE officers carry out the removal decisions made by the federal immigration judges. For more information on EOIR, visit:

4 thoughts on “ICE Newark and Local law Enforcement seek Dangerous Escapee from Essex County Correctional Facility

  1. Bad dude…

  2. This is who Murphy and Biden want a pathway to citizenship for. That’s what NJ has voted for.

  3. Escapee???
    I thought we were letting everyone out of prison now-a-days….

  4. He’s probably working in one of the restaurants in Paterson.

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