Cape Cod’s newly trained ICE-certified liaison deputies assist on their first 287(g) case

BOURNE – From the Barnstable Sheriff’s Office: Newly trained and newly participating deputy sheriffs at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office on Cape Cod last week encountered their first 287(g) offender and arrested and transported him to their county facility in Bourne.

Antonio Ferreira, a citizen or national of Brazil, now awaits trial on an active warrant for rape, assault and battery, and soliciting a felony – charges formally issued from Barnstable Superior Court (Docket# 0672CR02302).

It is not known where and when Ferreira first entered the United States, but it is known that almost 13 years ago, on August 8, 2005, he was served an Immigration Department Notice to Appear (Form I-862). Seventeen months later, in January of 2007, an immigration judge ordered him removed. He was flown back to Brazil three months after that, a departure made from the Dallas/Fort Worth airport.

The time and place of his second illegal re-entry are also unknown.

Ferreira will now be processed by Barnstable County’s new 287(g) field office and the ICE field office in Boston. The paperwork required will include a Warrant of Arrest, an I-871 Notice of Intent, and what is called a decision to Reinstate Prior Order. Removal from the U.S. will be as prescribed by Section 241(a)5 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act.

Concluded James M. Cummings, the Sheriff of Barnstable County: “This cooperative program is officially off to a good start. The end result will never change. It will make our county and our country a safer place. If that means doing it one case at a time, so be it. This is exactly why we wanted to be involved in this program. So individuals like this would not be released to the community in Barnstable County.”

Rebecca J. Adducci, interim Field Director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Boston, said she values cooperation from law enforcement partners like the Sheriff’s Office because “it allows for the removal of dangerous criminal illegal aliens like Ferreira. The joint efforts “help to make communities throughout the Commonwealth safer every day,” Adducci concluded.”