TUCSON, ARIZ.—A 30-year-old Mexican male from Tlaxcala, Mexico, who was apprehended by Casa Grande Border Patrol agents early last year, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Monday, January 9.
The United States Attorney's Office prosecuted Victor Corona after his apprehension on March 23, 2011, for attempting to illegally re-enter the United States. During CBP processing at the Casa Grande Station, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System revealed that Corona was previously convicted in 2010 for criminal restraint in the third degree in the state of New Jersey and sentenced to 187 days in jail. Record checks also revealed Corona had previously been removed from the U.S. through Brownsville, Texas.
Following initial processing, CBP U.S. Border Patrol submitted the case to the U.S. Attorney's Office for re-entry of a felon. Corona will be formally removed from the U.S. following his 30 month incarceration. He is now banned for life from all legalization processes.
All illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using IAFIS. This vital tool accesses criminal records throughout the United States, thereby assisting agents to quickly identify violent criminals and wanted persons.
In January 2011, the Tucson Sector Border Patrol enhanced the Consequence Delivery System as an integral component of its enforcement strategy. CDS centers on delivering a targeted consequence to illegal immigrants, while simultaneously disrupting the smuggling cycle and reducing recidivism rates by ensuring consequences are upheld to the full extent of the law.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.