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Dangerous Felon Arrested, Sentenced to Prison

Release Date: 
January 20, 2012

TUCSON, ARIZ.—A 20-year-old Mexican male from Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, apprehended by Tucson Station Border Patrol agents in May 2011, was sentenced Jan. 6, 2012 to 37 months in prison.




The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted Israel Toyayo-Morales following his May apprehension for attempting to illegally re-enter the United States. During processing at the Tucson Station, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System revealed that Toyayo-Morales was convicted in 2010 in Illinois for attempted first degree murder and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. He was sentenced to two years in prison on each count. Record checks also revealed he was removed from the U.S. through Hidalgo, Texas.

Following initial processing, the Border Patrol submitted Toyayo-Morales' case to the U.S. Attorney's Office for re-entry of a felon. He will be formally removed from the U.S. following his 37-month incarceration and 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, disrupting the smuggling cycle, and ensuring consequences are upheld to the full extent of the law.

Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity and remain anonymous by calling the Border Patrol at (877) 872-7435 toll free.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017