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Previously Deported Felon Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Re-Entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas

DEL RIO, Texas – A Mexican national was sentenced in a federal court in Del Rio to 24 months in prison for illegal re-entry into the United States.

According to court documents, Erasmo Zuniga-Angel, 30, of Buena Vista, Hidalgo, Mexico, was among a group of six undocumented noncitizens who had illegally crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. on May 4, 2023. U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered the group and discovered that Zuniga-Angel had previously been deported Nov. 18, 2022 after being convicted in Missouri of illegal re-entry and sexual misconduct involving a child.

U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas made the announcement.

USBP investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jayvee Rhoda prosecuted the case.


Updated June 28, 2024