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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Citizen of Mexico Convicted of Reentry after Deportation

            CONCORD, N.H. – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that a federal jury found Eleazar Flores-Mora, 32, a citizen of Mexico, guilty of reentering the United States after deportation.  The verdict was returned on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.        

            According to trial exhibits and witness testimony during the two-day jury trial, Eleazar Flores-Mora, a citizen of Mexico was originally encountered in Manchester, New Hampshire in September of 2009 by agents with the Department of Homeland Security who were investigating persons believed to be in the county illegally.   Flores-Mora was subsequently found by an Immigration Court to be present in the United States illegally and was deported from the United States in March, 2013.  Flores-Mora was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations Officers when they encountered him in Manchester again on August 28, 2018.

            Flores-Mora was convicted of one count of reentry after deportation.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 17, 2019 and is likely to be deported from the United States after serving his sentence.

            “In order to protect the integrity of the immigration system, those who enter the United States illegally after previously being deported are subject to prosecution,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. 

            “We’re very pleased that justice has been done in this case,” said Todd M. Lyons, Acting Field Office Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for the Boston area of responsibility. “Illegally re-entering the U.S. after having been removed previously is a serious violation of federal law.  We appreciate the U.S. Attorney’s strong commitment to prosecuting those who would continue to disrespect U.S. immigration law and the rulings of U.S. immigration judges.”           

            This matter was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Assistance also was provided by United States Citizen and Immigration Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Helen W. Fitzgibbon.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Immigration
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Press Release Number: 
19-019
Updated March 7, 2019