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Criminal Illegal Alien Apprehended By CBP Border Patrol Agents In Southern Arizona Sentenced

Release Date: 
October 14, 2011

Tuscon, AZ. - A 42-year-old male from San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, who was apprehended by Ajo Station Border Patrol agents in early March, was sentenced to 60 months in prison on Oct. 11.

Abel Carrillo-Uranga  San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted Abel Carrillo-Uranga after he was apprehended on March 2, 2011, for attempting to illegally re-enter the United States. During processing at the Ajo Station, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) revealed Carrillo-Uranga was convicted in Colorado in 1992 for second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison before being removed from the United States.

Record checks also indicated Carrillo-Uranga was previously deported from the United States after serving his prison sentence. Following initial processing, the Tucson Sector's Prosecution Unit submitted the case to the U.S. Attorney's Office for re-entry of a felon. After his incarceration in federal prison for 60 months, Carrillo-Uranga will be formally removed from the country.

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 in quickly identifying violent criminals and wanted persons.

In January 2011, the Tucson Sector Border Patrol, a component of the Joint Field Command-Arizona, implemented the Consequence Delivery System (CDS) as an integral component of its enforcement strategy. CDS centers on delivering a targeted consequence to illegal immigrants and simultaneously seeks to disrupt the smuggling cycle and reduce recidivism rates by ensuring consequences are upheld to the full extent of the law. Carrillo-Uranga is now banned for life from all legalization processes without a waiver from the U.S. Attorney General.

CBP announced the JFC-AZ in February 2011 as an organizational realignment that brings together the U.S. Border Patrol, Air and Marine, and Field Operations under a unified command structure. The JFC-AZ integrates CBP's border security, commercial enforcement, and trade facilitation missions to more effectively meet the unique challenges faced in Arizona.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017