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Enforcement and Removal
01/24/2011

4 Mexican nationals convicted for illegal re-entry

HOUSTON - Four Mexican nationals were convicted of re-entering the United States after being previously deported by officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

During the week of Jan. 21, four individuals were encountered by the ICE 287(g) and the Criminal Apprehension Program (CAP), in conjunction with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The four men were convicted criminally for violating immigration law.

"Arresting convicted criminals and immigration fugitives is a top priority for ICE ERO," said Kenneth Landgrebe, field office director for ICE ERO in Houston. "We remain committed to making our communities safer through partnerships with our state, federal and local law enforcement agencies."

The following four men were convicted in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas:

  • Jesus Rodriguez, 41, a Mexican national illegally present in the U.S., was sentenced to 70 months in prison. He was previously removed from the U.S. in August 2005. He has convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, violation of a protection order by assault/ stalking, evading arrest and DWI.
  • Antonio Perez-Rodriguez, 35, a Mexican national illegally present in the U.S., was sentenced to 56 months in prison. He was previously removed in October 2007. He has convictions for aggravated robbery, assault and theft.
  • Jorge Salazar, 37, a Mexican national illegally present in the U.S., was sentenced to 70 months in prison. He was previously removed in December 1998 and July 1997. His criminal convictions include aggravate assault, obstruction, assault with a deadly weapon, false claim to U.S. citizenship, burglary of a vehicle (twice), obstruction and two DWI's.
  • Luis Rey Saldierna, 46, a Mexican national illegally present in the U.S., was sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was previously removed in February 2008. He has convictions for aggravated sexual assault of a child, two DWI's, and criminal trespass.

ICE ERO places a high priority on combating illegal immigration, including targeting illegal aliens with criminal records who pose a threat to public safety.