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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Re-entering United States After Previous Felony Conviction


Gulfport, Miss. – Oscar Alfredo Burgon-Urrea, 39, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., to unlawful re-entry by a removed alien previously convicted of a felony, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and David Rivera, Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in New Orleans.

Burgon-Urrea is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Guirola on June 5, 2018. He faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

On December 4, 2017, during Department of Homeland Security criminal alien program duties at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center, an ICE Deportation Officer arrested Burgon-Urrea, who was being held by local officials for public drunkenness after Moss Point police officers found him by the side of Interstate 10 in an intoxicated condition.

Further investigation revealed that Burgon-Urrea had been lawfully removed from the United States in 2005, and had illegally re-entered the United States on six subsequent occasions. In 2011, he was convicted in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas of re-entry by a deported alien, a felony. He had been known by multiple variations of his name including Oscar Alfredo Burgos-Urrea, Oscar Alredo Burgos Ureea, Oscar Alfredo Burgos, Oscar Burgos and Oscar Alfredo.

"ERO is committed to pursuing and apprehending those who choose to violate our immigration laws," said ICE ERO Field Office Director David Rivera, "ERO will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure criminal aliens are arrested and removed."

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Moss Point Police Department, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stan Harris.

Updated March 8, 2018