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March 20, 2019Newark, NJ, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

Criminal alien sentenced for assault on ICE officer, illegal re-entry after removal

NEWARK – A Honduran national, with a history of illegal entries into the U.S., prior removals from the U.S., and an extensive criminal history, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Trenton, New Jersey, for assault on an ICE officer and illegal reentry into the U.S.

Carlos Juarez-Sanchez, a 33 year old Honduran national, has a history of illegal entry and arrests for multiple criminal offenses in the U.S. dating back to 2003. He was removed to Honduras by ICE in 2008, 2013, and 2014, and illegally re-entered the U.S. after each removal. On July 24, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested him in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. During the arrest and after a long foot pursuit, Juarez-Sanchez struck an ICE ERO officer several times with a metal object and attempted to take an officer’s weapon.

“This individual’s criminal and immigration histories show that he is clearly a danger to the community and has total disregard for U.S. law.” said John Tsoukaris, field officer director for ICE-ERO Newark. “I would like to thank the United States Attorney’s Office in New Jersey under the direction of U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, as well Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Newark, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael for their assistance with this prosecution.”

On March 18, 2019, Juarez-Sanchez was sentenced by the United States District Court of New Jersey in Trenton to 12 months imprisonment for assault, resisting or impeding federal officers and 15 months for illegal reentry into the U.S. These sentences will run concurrently.

Updated: 03/21/2019