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

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

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced today that Ricardo Silva-Hernandez, of Mexico, was sentenced to a time-served sentence after pleading guilty, on April 20, 2016, to illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported.

            Silva-Hernandez was arrested 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 now be deported.

            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 prosecuted this case.


Updated August 9, 2016