US Jails a Honduran Immigrant for Illegal Re-entry

Honduran admitted his presence in the US is unlawful following West Virginia State Police. 30-year-old Honduran, Elmer Hernandez, will be detained for up to two years following his admission to an immigration crime in Beckley federal court. He pleaded guilty to the felony offense of re-entry of a detained Immigrant. A car was parked outside of Beckley with its emergency blinkers on and three men were standing close it, according to a release by a West Virginia State Police Trooper. The men rushed into the car and began to drive away as soon as the sight the trooper moving close. The trooper stopped the car and engaged the driver. The driver who had no driver's license could not explain what was happening as requested because of the language barrier, the Trooper said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) provided a translator service when contacted by the Trooper. The men were after that taken into custody and fingerprinted following the discovery that they are illegal immigrants in the US.

Re-entry of Detained Immigrant

The Trooper discovered that one of them, Hernandez, had the previous deportation from the US and re-entered the country illegally. His fingerprint revealed he was deported from Pennsylvania in 2015. When quizzed my ICE agents, the Honduran admitted that his prior presence in the country was illegal and still does not have legal permission to be in the US. He has also not tried to get a legal status since he re-entered. Both West Virginia State Police and ICE were lauded by U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart. He said illegal immigration is a serious crime in West Virginia, with ever increasing illegal re-entry cases prosecuted each week. He also showed his support for Trump's border security and said West Virginia feels the crisis at the border. Stay in touch and get alerts & emails directly in your inbox by subscribing to Visa Crimes Check here for our latest immigration updates, local immigration activities, emerging trends, visa news updates for Australia, Canada, US, UK, Germany and more.

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