IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF.—El Centro Sector Border Patrol enforcement operations have led to the recent arrest, conviction, and successful sentencing of 10 illegal immigrants, all of which had prior convictions for other crimes.
The apprehensions took place earlier this year near the cities of Calexico, El Centro, and Indio, California. The illegal immigrants, many of which have extensive criminal histories, were presented for prosecution on federal criminal charges and sentenced accordingly.
|GUTIERREZ, Miguel Rafael||Sentenced 24 months in federal prison|
|RAMIREZ-Ramirez, Luis Alonso||Sentenced 70 months in federal prison|
|ORELLANA-Arias, Cristian Jose||Sentenced 12 months in federal prison|
|LOPEZ-Rojas, Virginio||Sentenced 12 months in federal prison|
|ROSAS-Lopez, Ulises||Sentenced 33 months in federal prison|
|MARTINEZ-Hernandez, Edgar||Sentenced 24 months in federal prison|
|VELASCO-Sumano, Quirino||Sentenced 18 months in federal prison|
|RODRIGUEZ-Leyva, Juan Carlos||Sentenced 21 months in federal prison|
|ANALCO-Gutierrez, Santos||Sentenced 30 months in federal prison|
|TRUJILLO-Cano, Jose Luis||Sentenced 12 months in federal prison|
The convicted individuals will be formally deported to their country of origin after serving their prison sentences.
The El Centro Sector's Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at (800) 901-2003.
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.