Mexican Man Sentenced For Illegal Reentry After Deportation
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced today that Juan Martinez, of Mexico, pleaded guilty today to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported. Under the U.S. Attorney’s accelerated sentencing program for reentry cases, the defendant was sentenced to time served since his arrest on April 15, 2016. The defendant will now be deported.
On March 24, 2016 Manchester, NH ICE ERO Officers were in Nashua, New Hampshire conducting surveillance of a vehicle that the defendant was known to operate. At approximately 9:30 p.m., the defendant exited a house in the area of Palm Street and entered the driver’s side of a black BMW. The defendant was then approached by an ICE Deportation Officer, who conducted a brief interview in Spanish during which he confirmed the defendant’s name was Juan Martinez, that he was a citizen of Mexico and that he had illegally entered the United States. At this time the Deportation Officer placed the defendant into ICE custody for immigration violations.
At the Manchester ICE office, a full set of digital fingerprint impressions were obtained from the defendant for comparison to known fingerprints maintained in HIS and FBI databases. The comparison revealed that the defendant’s fingerprints were an exact match to fingerprints obtained from the defendant at the time of his deportation from the Brownsville, Texas to Mexico on February 18, 2011.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega.