Three illegal immigrants who were charged with immigration crimes were last week prosecuted in federal court.
44-year-old Luis Figueroa-Zuniga, from Honduras, and 31-year-old Samuel Hernandez-Hernandez, from Mexico, were both sentenced for crimes relating to illegal re-entry after initial removals from the US soil, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said in a release.
Hernandez-Hernandez, residing in Beaver as at January, and Figueroa-Zuniga, residing in Ronceverte as at February, has been in federal custody since March 28 when their proceedings about the re-entry of illegal immigrants began.
Following their removal hearings last week, they were immediately handed over to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for deportation proceedings.
In a similar scenario, 23-year-old Juan Carlos Reyes-Molina, from Honduras, was also found guilty of re-entry of an illegal immigrant and could be jailed for two years when he is sentenced on September 12.
The three men were uncovered by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency committed to ensuring America is safe for all by removing threats in forms of illegal immigrants from the country.
Tighten your borders
As President Donald Trump continues his crackdown on immigration crimes, he has told Mexico to reduce the number of Central American migrants coming through it or tariffs will be imposed on Mexican goods.
The president made it clear that lots of drugs and human traffickers are coming through Mexico and except Mexico put in more to stop such movements, we will not be doing business with them, he said.
Teams from the US and Mexico are meeting in Washington this week to discuss the way forward.
If no agreement is reached, Trump said the first tariff will be imposed by June 10 and will keep increasing on a monthly basis.
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