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Press Release

Illegal Alien with 7 DUI Convictions Sentenced to Prison

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

NORFOLK, Va. – A Mexican national was sentenced today 13 months in prison for illegal re-entry by a previously deported alien.

“Juan Navarro-Hernandez has a staggering seven DUI convictions,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “This is precisely the type of defendant and criminal immigration case we are focused on here in EDVA. Those who illegally enter the United States, and then choose to commit further crimes here, pose a great danger to the safety of our communities. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners and immigration authorities to prosecute and remove these criminals from our communities.”

According to court documents, Juan Navarro-Hernandez, 50, of Guanajuato, Mexico, was deported from the United States at taxpayer expense in February 2001. Sometime later, Navarro-Hernandez snuck back into the United States again, and on May 19, 2019, Navarro-Hernandez was found unlawfully in the United States when he was arrested by Chesapeake Police for driving under the influence (DUI). Navarro-Hernandez has a total of seven convictions in state court for DUI.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Raymond Villanueva, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar. Assistant U.S. Attorney Darryl J. Mitchell prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:19-cr-111.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Public Affairs

Updated December 17, 2019