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Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Reentry by an Alien Removed After Conviction of a Felony

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

Gulfport, Miss. - A Mexican national pleaded guilty to the federal felony offense of unlawful reentry by an alien deported or removed after conviction of a felony. 

U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca, Chief Patrol Agent Jason E. Schneider of the U.S. Border Patrol’s New Orleans Sector, and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha L. Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement. 

According to court documents, Guillermo Ivan Ramirez-Saucedo, 41, of Mexico, was arrested on November 22, 2021, on Interstate 10 in Hancock County.  Following a “Be On the Lookout” Alert, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent conducted a vehicle stop and identified the driver as Guillermo Ivan Ramirez-Saucedo, who was illegally present in the United States. Officials learned that he had a significant criminal history, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted in the investigation.

In addition to other criminal history, official records revealed that in 2008, Ramirez-Saucedo was lawfully removed from the U.S. to his home nation of Mexico.  He was arrested again and removed in 2010 and 2017. In 2018, he was convicted in the Southern District of Texas of unlawful reentry by a deported or removed alien and sentenced to 24 months in federal prison followed by another removal in 2020.  

Ramirez-Saucedo is scheduled to be sentenced on July 27, 2022, at 11:00 am, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.  After completing any sentence of incarceration, Ramirez-Saucedo also is subject to Homeland Security proceedings to remove him from the United States.  A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stan Harris is the prosecutor for the case.

Updated April 26, 2022