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Mexican Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States After Being Deported Six Times

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Has Three Prior Felony Convictions for Operating While Intoxicated

A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported six times was sentenced today to ten months in federal prison.

Emilio Jimenez-Daniel, age 34, a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States and residing in Aurora, Colorado, received the prison term after a guilty plea on November 16, 2021, to one count of illegal reentry into the United States after having been deported.

At the guilty plea, Jimenez-Daniel admitted he had previously been deported from the United States and illegally reentered the United States without the permission of the United States government.  Jimenez-Daniel was deported in September 2003, October 2003, September 2004, May 2011, January 2013, and June 2018.  Jimenez-Daniel was convicted in the Iowa District Court for Johnson County of Operating While Intoxicated, second offense, a felony, in February 2021.  He was also convicted of Driving Under the Influence in Kansas and Driving Under the Influence in Colorado for offenses occurring in July and September 2009. 

Jimenez-Daniel was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Jimenez-Daniel was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Jimenez-Daniel is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Court file information at  The case file number is 21-CR-65.

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Updated March 25, 2022