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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Undocumented Alien Sent to Prison for Illegally Entering the United States

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 38-year-old Mexican national has been sentenced to federal prison following his conviction of illegal re-entry into the United States after deportation, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Isidro Rodriguez-Toscano pleaded guilty Oct. 23, 2018. 

“We must have secure borders,” said Patrick. “Foreign nationals previously deported or that have a criminal history are not permitted entry into our country. We have been and will continue to be a leader in prosecuting these types of cases and thank our hard-working law enforcement partners who bring illegal re-entry cases to us for prosecution.

At the hearing today, U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle ordered Rodriguez-Toscano to prison for 46 months in federal prison. The court heard evidence of his convictions for aggravated robbery, felony theft and assault. He was also previously convicted for the same offense - illegal re-entry - in December 2009 and was sentenced to 70 months, later deported and not permitted to return to the United States.  

However, in August 2018, A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper had conducted a traffic stop for a defective taillight near Riviera. Rodriguez-Toscano was the driver of that vehicle and determined to be illegally present in the country.

He has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

Customs and Border Protection and DPS conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Manning is prosecuting the case.

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Updated February 13, 2019