Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Monday arrested a Canadian man with an expired visitor’s visa, who has twice been convicted of trespassing at the California home of fashion model and television personality Kendall Jenner.
John Ford, 38, was arrested in the parking lot of a local hotel by HSI special agents and officers with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Ford was recently arrested after being discovered in Jenner’s swimming pool at her California home.
Acting on a tip, HSI special agents located Ford in Albuquerque.
After further investigation, HSI special agents learned that Los Angeles police officers have arrested Ford twice in the past year for trespassing on Jenner’s private property. Both arrests resulted in misdemeanor convictions, for which he served jail sentences.
Jenner filed protection orders against Ford, which he violated by trespassing on her property.
“This timely arrest could very well have prevented a violent crime,” said Jack P. Staton, special agent in charge of HSI El Paso. “Our special agents acted quickly on this tip to ensure that this obsessive behavior didn’t escalate to become a tragedy.”
The Kardashian-Jenner family expressed its gratitude for the arrest: “We are extremely appreciative of the hard work by the Los Angeles Police Department and ICE, whose swift response and professionalism led to this man’s apprehension. His actions have not only had a severe impact on Kendall’s life, but the entire family’s sense of security, causing us to fear for Kendall’s safety as well as our own. Knowing this individual is in custody gives us peace of mind.”
On March 29, 2018, Ford entered the U.S. from Canada at Sweetwater, Montana, with a non-immigrant B-2 visa, which allowed him to remain in the country for no longer than six months.
Following his arrest, Ford was processed and served with a notice to appear (NTA) before a federal immigration judge; he remains in ICE custody in El Paso, Texas, awaiting disposition of his immigration case.