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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mexican Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Re-Entering The United States After Previous Deportations

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Ricardo Silva-Hernandez, of Mexico, has pleaded guilty to illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported announced U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice. 

            Silva-Hernandez was encountered by the Hooksett Police Department on February 24, 2016, after the police responded to a burglar alarm at Silva-Hernandez’s place of employment. When an officer asked Silva-Hernandez for identification, he produced a Mexican identification card.  Further questioning by the police led to Silva-Hernandez’s admission that he was illegally in the United States and had re-entered the United States after being deported. 

            The Hooksett Police sought the assistance of officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Enforcement and Removal (ICE-ERO) in positively identifying Silva-Hernandez.  Fingerprints taken from Silva-Hernandez were compared to fingerprints on file with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  That comparison definitively proved that Silva-Hernandez had been previously deported in 1997 and again in 2009. 

            Silva-Hernandez will be sentenced at 11:00 AM on August 9, 2016, and will be deported after serving his sentence.

            The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Hooksett Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega is prosecuting this case.

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Updated April 20, 2016