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Press Release

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALEX JAVIER HERNANDEZ-MEJIA, age 22, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of removed alien. 

U.S. District Sarah S. Vance sentenced HERNANDEZ-MEJIA to time served and a $100 special assessment.  HERNANDEZ-MEJIA will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about November 9, 2015, HERNANDEZ-MEJIA was found in the United States after having been officially deported and removed on or about April 22, 2014.  

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 6, 2016