Tucson, Ariz. - A 55-year-old Mexican male, apprehended by Nogales Station Border Patrol agents in Aug. of 2010, was sentenced to almost 5 years in prison on Dec. 7th.
The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted Jamie Gonzalez of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico for attempting to re-enter the United States illegally after he was apprehended on Aug. 27, 2010. During processing at the Nogales Station, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) revealed Gonzalez was convicted in 1997 in Los Angeles, Calif., of kidnapping and sentenced to 6 years in prison. Records also indicated Gonzalez was previously deported from the United States through California.
Following initial processing, the Border Patrol submitted the case to the U.S. Attorney's Office for re-entry of an aggravated felon. Gonzalez will be formally removed from the U.S. following his 57 month incarceration. He is now banned for life from all legalization processes without a waiver from the United States Attorney General.
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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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