Skip to main content
Press Release

Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Reentry By an Alien After Removal

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

Gulfport, Miss. – Marcos Martinez-Jimenez, 39, an illegal alien from Mexico, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden, to unlawful reentry by an alien after removal, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Mr. Trey Lund, Acting Field Office Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations in New Orleans. 

Martinez-Jimenez was found guilty of the felony offense and is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Ozerden, on June 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.  He faces a potential maximum penalty of 2 years in prison, followed by one year of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. He also faces being removed from the United States following the completion of any prison sentence.

On April 17, 2019, during criminal alien program duties at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center, an ICE agent encountered Martinez-Jimenez who was being held for a misdemeanor city noise violation.  Martinez-Jimenez was positively identified via a fingerprint scan into the Department of Homeland Security computerized records system which accessed his prior immigration records including photographs, fingerprints and prior removal documents.

Officials confirmed through record checks that Martinez-Jimenez originally was  removed from the United States on December 2, 2015.  He then, illegally reentered the United States and was removed three additional times on December 6, 2015, December 14, 2015, and December 22, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Hurst praised the cooperation exhibited by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Enforcement Removal Operations, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Stan Harris is the prosecutor for this case.


Updated June 21, 2019