Mexican Man Sentenced to Nearly Three Years in Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States
A Mexican man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported four times was sentenced yesterday to 33 months in federal prison.
Jorge Gonzalez-Juarez, age 33, a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States and residing in Eagle Grove, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 26, 2018 guilty plea to one count of illegal reentry into the United States after two prior felony convictions. Gonzalez-Juarez also received a prison term for violating the conditions of supervised release imposed on a conviction in the Western District of Texas in 2015 for illegal reentry.
At the guilty plea, Gonzalez-Juarez admitted he had previously been deported from the United States on August 27, 2008, October 14, 2009, December 2, 2014, and October 18, 2016, and illegally reentered the United States in 2016 without the permission of the United States government.
This was Gonzalez-Juarez’s third felony conviction for illegal reentry into the United States. Gonzalez-Juarez was also convicted of illegal entry into the United States in 2014 in the Northern District of Iowa and in 2015 in the Western District of Texas. Gonzalez-Juarez has also been convicted in Iowa of operating while intoxicated (OWI) in 2006, possession of methamphetamine under an alias name in 2007, criminal mischief in 2008, and fifth degree theft under an alias name in 2009. Gonzalez-Juarez most recently came to the attention of immigration officials following his arrest in July 2018 in Wright County, Iowa, for failure to appear on an OWI charge from 2014 where he was charged under an alias name. Gonzalez-Juarez was convicted of that state OWI offense in August 2018.
Gonzalez-Juarez was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Gonzalez-Juarez was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment on the illegal reentry conviction and 12 months’ imprisonment for violating the term of supervised release imposed on the conviction in the Western District of Texas. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term on the new conviction for illegal reentry. There is no parole in the federal system.
Gonzalez-Juarez is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.
Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 18-CR-3037-CJW.
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