ICE Dallas deports Nigerian with the deprivation of US nationality after sexually abusing minor victims
DALLAS, TEXAS — May 31, 2018
A Nigerian man was deprived citizenship after sexually abusing a 7-year-old.
According to Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s he will depart as soon as.
“This deportation will end this U.S. chapter for Omopariola who sabotaged his own future and opportunities through his heinous crimes against a child, and his lies on his naturalization application and in interviews,” said Simona L. Flores, field office director of ERO Dallas. “By effecting such removals, ICE helps improve public safety and enforces U.S. immigration law.”
Emmanuel Olugbenga Omopariola, 61, legally entered the United States on March 25, 1983, at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on a nonimmigrant student visa.
On July 1, 2004, he was naturalized a U.S. citizen. Later it was discovered that he had unlawfully engaged in sexual contact with a 7-year-old girl in 2002.
This crime, even though he had not been arrested or convicted, “…rendered him unable to demonstrate the requisite good moral character for naturalization and, thus, ineligible for naturalization when he took the oath of allegiance…He therefore illegally procured his naturalization.”
Omopariola pleaded guilty in Texas state court in 2015 to indecency with a child — sexual contact, a second-degree felony. He was ordered to five years of community supervision and placed on the sex offender registry. He had been residing in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Today, the U.S. Department of Justice filed denaturalization lawsuits against five individuals who, according to the Department’s complaints, unlawfully procured their U.S. citizenship by concealing sexual abuse of minors during their naturalization process. The civil complaints were filed in federal court in the Southern District of Florida, the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of Texas (two cases), and the Southern District of Texas.
Among them Jorge Luis Alvarado, 56, Alberto Mario Beleno, 64, Eleazar Corral Valenzuela, 49, Moises Herrera-Gonzalez, 55 and Emmanuel Olugbenga Omopariola, 61.
The cases were investigated by ICE, CBP, and USCIS, and the Civil Division’s Office of Immigration Litigation, District Court Section (OIL-DCS).