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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 1, 2015

El Salvadoran Man Guilty Of Illegally Reentering The United States After Previous Deportations

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Willian Santos-Velasques, of El Salvador, pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.

          Santos-Velasques was found in Manchester, New Hampshire, on July 13, 2015 when he was observed by agents of the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement riding as a passenger in a vehicle.  Santos-Velasques was familiar to ICE agents because he had been previously deported by ICE officers working in New Hampshire. An investigation determined that Santos-Velasques was deported twice in 2014 from Louisiana and Texas and once in 2015 from Texas.

          Santos-Velasques pled guilty to knowingly reentering the United States after previously having been deported to his native El Salvador and was sentenced to time served since his arrest by Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 13, 2015.

          Santos-Velasques will again be deported.

          The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega.

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Updated February 4, 2016