Arthur Wilson, Jr. and Ruben Perez
Arthur Wilson serves as the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Deputy Field Office Director for the Newark Field Office in Newark, New Jersey. In this position, Mr. Wilson directs and supervises four (4) Assistant Field Office Directors who oversee the following ERO Programs; Fugitive Operations Program, Federal Task Force Assignments, Criminal Apprehension Program, Mount Laurel Sub- Office, Detention Operations, and the Mission Support Unit. Mr. Wilson started his federal law enforcement career in 1998 as an Immigration Inspector, assigned to the Calexico, Imperial Valley and Andrade, California Ports of Entry. In 2001, Mr. Wilson took a position as a Detention Enforcement Officer (DEO) in Phoenix, Arizona and transitioned to an Immigration Enforcement Agent upon the creation of DHS. In 2004, Mr. Wilson was promoted to the position of Supervisory Immigration Enforcement Agent. In 2014, Mr. Wilson was promoted to the position of Detention and Deportation Officer for the Criminal Apprehension Division (CAD), Criminal Apprehension Program (CAP) in Washington, DC and in 2015, he was promoted to the position of a Section Chief for CAD/CAP. During his time as the CAD/CAP Section Chief, Mr. Wilson was responsible for ensuring that the CAP program was meeting national goals and coordinated several CAP surge operations. In 2017, Mr. Wilson was promoted to Deputy Field Office Director for the Los Angeles Field Office overseeing the Enforcement and Case Management Portfolio for one of the most challenging field offices in ERO. Mr. Wilson transitioned to the Boston Field Office as an Assistant Field Office Director and oversaw the Enforcement and Intake/Jail Liaison/ICE Air Operations Portfolio. Mr. Wilson proudly served four years in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer from 1987 to 1991. Mr. Wilson is a combat veteran, as he deployed to Saudi Arabia and served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Ruben Perez has served as the Deputy Director of the Newark Field Office since March of 2013. In this position, Mr. Perez directs and supervises seven Assistant Field Office Directors, whom oversee the ERO Programs (Criminal Alien Program, Fugitive Operations, Non-Detained Docket, Detained Docket, Mission Support and the Marlton Sub Office) throughout New Jersey. Mr. Perez has been instrumental in developing outstanding relationships and innovative initiatives with local law enforcement and prosecutors’ offices throughout the state, resulting in the arrest and removal of criminal aliens in the community. ERO Newark supports U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the area’s major airports (Newark and JFK), as well as other ERO field offices with removal assistance. Mr. Perez began his law enforcement career in 1995 as a United States Border Patrol Agent in Brownsville, Texas. In 1996, he transferred to New Jersey and served in the capacity of Detention Enforcement Officer, Deportation Officer and Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer. In 2005, he was promoted to Assistant Field Office Director in the New York Field Office. In 2011, he transferred to New Jersey as an Assistant Field Office Director where he directed Detention Operations and the Non-Detained Unit/Alternatives to Detention Program. Mr. Perez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Rutgers University. He is a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces, having served in active duty for four years with the United States Navy.
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