IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF.—El Centro Sector Border Patrol enforcement operations have led to the recent arrests, convictions, and successful sentencing of 13 illegal immigrants, all of whom had convictions for a crime.
The apprehensions took place earlier this year near the cities of Calexico, El Centro, and Indio, Calif. The illegal immigrants, many of which have extensive criminal histories, were presented for prosecution on federal criminal charges and sentenced accordingly.
|GARCIA, Jose Luis||Sentenced 12 months in federal prison|
|GARCIA-Cano, Daniel||Sentenced 18 months in federal prison|
|VILLALPANDO-Witrago, Martin||Sentenced 12 months in federal prison|
|VERDUZCO-Avila, Feliciano||Sentenced 46 months in federal prison|
|SOLIZ-Torres, Modesto||Sentenced 15 months in federal prison|
|ATAIDE-Guzman, Carlos||Sentenced 30 months in federal prison|
|CERVANTES-Vasquez, Juan||Sentenced 21 months in federal prison|
|RODRIGUEZ-Alvarado, Jose||Sentenced 15 months in federal prison|
|TORRES-Nunez, Faustino||Sentenced 33 months in federal prison|
|DELGADILLO-Portela, Raul||Sentenced 12 months in federal prison|
|ACOSTA-Alvarez, Omar Jose||Sentenced 36 months in federal prison|
|GONZALEZ-Salcedo, Juan Carlos||Sentenced 15 months in federal prison|
|CAMACHO-Hernandez, Luis Aurelio||Sentenced 48 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.