Previously Deported Sex Offender, Drug Smuggler Sent to Prison for Illegal Re-Entry

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Two previously deported criminal aliens, one convicted of aggravated sexual assault, and the other for drug trafficking, were convicted of unlawful re-entry after removal. A federal judge sentenced them to 30 and 27 months of federal prison time, respectively.

Border Patrol agents arrested the criminal illegal aliens last summer after they illegally re-entered the U.S.

In separate incidents on July 3 and August 9, agents from the Detroit Border Patrol Station discovered them while conducting transportation checks at a Greyhound Bus terminal in Detroit.

Tomas Perez-Trinidad and Juan Marquez-Gutierrez told agents that they were Mexican nationals who had been deported. The agents arrested them and, after doing criminal and immigration checks, discovered that they were aggravated felons and had lengthy immigration histories.

Perez-Trinidad is a convicted sex offender who served 10 years in prison in New Jersey. He has felony convictions for aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by force or coercion, and criminal sexual assault.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers removed the felonious sexual offender to Mexico in February of 2015.

According to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Marquez-Gutierrez served “extensive time” in Greensboro, North Carolina for drug trafficking. He has felony convictions for trafficking by transportation of cocaine, trafficking by possession of cocaine, and conspiring to traffic by possession of cocaine. ICE officers deported him to Mexico in November 2009.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit prosecuted the pair and this past week a federal court judge sentenced them to prison following their conviction on charges of unlawful reentry after removal. The judge sentenced Perez-Trinidad to 30 months, and Marquez-Gutierrez to 27 months.

Breitbart Texas has reported about previously deported criminal aliens who re-enter the country and are subsequently convicted pursuant to the federal unlawful re-entry statute (8 U.S.C. 1326).

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice filed felony immigration charges against the twice-deported criminal alien who has been charged with the deaths of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe. Thirty-seven-year-old Manuel Orrego-Zavala was charged with aggravated illegal re-entry of a previously deported felon. He is suspected to have been driving drunk when his automobile allegedly ran into Jackson and Monroe who were standing on the side of the road, Breitbart Texas reported.

A federal grand jury in El Paso, Texas, returned a felony indictment against a Mexican national who had been deported on seven previous occasions. Thirty-three-year-old Erwin Gonzalez already had a conviction in 2015 for illegal re-entry. The court convicted and sentenced him to spend one year and one day in prison. Federal officials also charged and convicted Gonzalez on a charge of Larceny from Mails. That sentence ran concurrently with the illegal re-entry decision.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Removal Operations officers deported Gonzalez on January 23, 2016. He had been removed previously in January 2014, July 2013, July 2011, June 2011, May 2010, and June 2017. His criminal history includes convictions for false imprisonment (2013); a 2011 conviction for assault, a probation violation, domestic violence, and false imprisonment; and a 2010 conviction for false imprisonment of a minor family member.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTXGab, and Facebook.


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