Illegal Alien “Ma Barker” Captured by Feds


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

Seventy-nine fugitives and three immigration status violators living in various cities throughout Florida were arrested by federal agents and detention and removal officers during a two-week period that ended on September 1.

The arrests were made in Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. The arrests are part of ICE’s ongoing efforts to identify and arrest those who pose a threat to our community and who have no legal right to remain in the country.

One key fugitive captured was 36-year-old aggravated felon Evelyn Del Socorro, of Nicaragua. Del Socorro, who was arrested in the City of Miami, has an extensive criminal record including 47 arrests and numerous convictions. Some of her convictions include: aggravated assault and battery; child abuse and neglect; grand theft; resisting officer with violence and cocaine possession.

One agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement called her the “Ma Barker” of criminal aliens, referring to the notorious gun moll of early 1930s legend.

Del Socorro was ordered removed by an impartial immigration judge on October 11, 2005. The Board of Immigration Appeals subsequently affirmed the judge’s order on January 10, 2006.

Del Socorro had been in hiding trying to avoid law enforcement detection using several aliases. At the time of arrest, Del Socorro was in possession of a Florida ID and driver’s license under two aliases.

Some of the others arrested have a history of criminal activity including convictions for driving under the influence (DUI), aggravated assault, robbery and larceny.

“Each week our officers are working tirelessly to identify and arrest those who pose a threat to the our community” said Michael Rozos, field office director for the office of detention and removal in Florida. “Fugitives should know that we will find you and deport you as mandated by law.”

All of those arrested are in ICE custody at various locations throughout Florida. The fugitives will be immediately deported and the immigration violators will await the outcome of their immigration proceedings.

This enforcement action is part of the second phase of the Secure Border Initiative (SBI), a comprehensive multi-year plan launched by the Department of Homeland Security to secure America’s borders and reduce illegal migration.

Under SBI, Homeland Security seeks to gain operational control of both the northern and southern borders, while re-engineering the detention and removal system to ensure that illegal aliens are removed from the country quickly and efficiently. SBI also involves strong interior enforcement efforts, including enhanced worksite enforcement investigations and intensified efforts to track down and remove illegal aliens inside this country.



Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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