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Man wanted for murder in France found living in the United States under Visa Waiver Program

By Emily Lewis 1:17 PM January 24, 2018
Fode Youssouf Barro

A man who managed to flee from France after being accused of killing another man was located in the United States.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) announced that they have arrested the French national in New York City.

29-year-old Fode Youssouf Barro was wanted in his home country.

ERO deportation officers escorted Barro as he was deported from the United States via a commercial flight.

Barro was transferred into the custody of French law enforcement authorities upon arrival in Paris.

“This individual sought harbor within our borders while he was wanted to face murder charges in his home country.

“Barro has now been removed from the United States, solidifying ICE’s commitment to protecting the American public from criminal aliens,” said Thomas Decker, field office director for ERO New York.

According to French authorities, as outlined in an arrest warrant, Barro is alleged to have been an accomplice in a homicide in Troyes, France, during which the victim was killed from multiple blows to the head with a hammer.

In May 2017, Barro entered the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). He was authorized to remain in the United States until August 2017 but he never left the country.

Barro was processed as a VWP violator and was deported to face justice.