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Illegal Alien Felon Previously Removed Three Times Sentenced for Again Unlawfully Reentering the United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. – Valentin Camacho-Alvarez, 27, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 16 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally reentering the United States after being convicted of a felony and deported, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Scott Sutterfield, Acting Field Office Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in New Orleans. The defendant pled guilty before Judge Wingate on March 13, 2019. In sentencing to the defendant to serve 16 months, the Court accepted the recommendation of the United States that the defendant be sentenced to the maximum sentence under the applicable guidelines.

On July 24, 2018, an officer with the U.S. National Park Service conducted a traffic stop on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Ridgeland. The passenger, Camacho-Alvarez, provided the officer with a Mexican voter registration card for identification purposes. He was also in possession of a Mexican driver’s license, which he admitted belonged to him. He advised the officer that he was born in Mexico and his parents are citizens of Mexico. ICE agents were requested to the scene for further assistance. Camacho-Alvarez admitted he is a citizen of Mexico and that he was illegally present in the United States. He also admitted to having previously been deported from the United States. He claims he has been living in Fredericksburg, Texas, for the last three years.

Camacho-Alvarez was convicted of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, in February 2012, and removed from the United States the following month. He was then convicted of illegally re-entering the United States in June 2013, in Texas federal court. He has been deported from the United States on three prior occasions, in May 2009, March 2012, and October 2013.

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Enforcement Removal Operations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly T. Purdie.


Updated June 14, 2019