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Press Release

Illegal Alien Sentenced after Repeated Criminal Convictions

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

RICHMOND, Va. – A Guatemalan citizen was sentenced today to more than a year and a half in prison for illegally reentering the United States after removal for a felony conviction. 

“Juarez-Garcia has continued to show his total disregard for our laws by illegally entering our country multiple times and committing serious criminal offenses,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Juarez-Garcia’s habitual criminal behavior, such as felony-level drunk driving and serious domestic assault, represents a clear threat to public safety.”

According to court documents, Esau Juarez-Garcia, 41, illegally entered the United States sometime around 2009, and was removed after illegally reentering twice. Juarez-Garcia’s criminal record includes 10 convictions over a 16-year period, including felony DWI and a conviction for serious domestic assault against one woman five times. 

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Lyle A. Boelens, Acting Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck. Assistant U.S. Attorney S. David Schiller 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. 3:19-cr-59.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Public Affairs

Updated August 13, 2019