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El Salvadoran Man Sentenced For Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced  today that Jose Ever Portillo-Batres, 27, of El Salvador, was sentenced to time already served since his arrest on February 15, 2016, following his  guilty plea  to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported.  Portillo-Batres’ plea and sentencing were held the same day under a program used by the United States Attorney’s Office to quickly sentence and deport defendants found in New Hampshire who were previously deported.

            On February 15, 2016, an ICE-ERO Deportation Officer received a duty call from a New Hampshire State Police Trooper who stated that that he had stopped a vehicle for speeding on I-93. The vehicle was occupied by five individuals, three of whom refused to provide identification or answer the Trooper’s questions.  Two ICE-ERO officers provided assistance and were able to identify the defendant through fingerprint comparisons as having been previously deported on two occasions in March and May 2011.  Portillo-Batres was taken into custody by the ICE-ERO officers and, in a search incident to arrest, was found to be in possession of a valid El Salvadoran identification card bearing his true name, date of birth and photograph.

            Portillo-Batres will be deported to El Salvador. 

            The case was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega. 


Updated May 6, 2016