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Two Mexican Nationals Indicted For Illegally Re-entering U.S.

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM -- A federal grand jury today indicted two Mexican nationals for illegally re-entering the United States after previously having been deported, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations Field Office Director David Rivera.

Separate indictments filed in U.S. District Court charge JOSE ANIVAL-RIVERA, 29, and JOSE ADAN PAVON-RODRIGUEZ, 33, with being in the United States illegally, having previously been removed following a felony conviction. Anival-Rivera was living in Decatur, and Pavon-Rodriguez was living in Oxford.

Anival-Rivera, also known as Jose Anibal-Rivera, Paulino Balderas, and Wan Camacho, was deported in March 2011, and again in January 2013, February 2013, and July 2013, after a felony conviction, according to his indictment. Pavon-Rodriguez was deported in December 2011, and again in August 2013, following an aggravated felony conviction, according to his indictment. Neither indictment states the nature of the prior convictions.

The maximum prison sentence for illegal re-entry following a felony conviction is 10 years. The maximum for illegal re-entry following an aggravated felony conviction is 20 years.

ICE ERO investigated both cases. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Williamson Barnes is prosecuting Anival-Rivera. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel M. Murdock is prosecuting Pavon-Rodriguez.

The public is reminded that an indictment is only a charge. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Updated March 19, 2015