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Saturday, May 26, 2012

CBP Agents Help Send Dangerous Felon Back to Prison


Priors include Felony Assault

Tucson, Ariz. – A 33-year-old male from Calvillo, Aguascalientes, Mexico, apprehended by Naco Station Border Patrol agents in October 2011, was sentenced May 14, 2012, to 37 months of confinement.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted Jose Luis Juarez-Landeros, previously convicted on felony charges, for illegally re-entering the United States. During processing in October, agents using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) learned Juarez-Landeros had multiple convictions for “menacing with a real or simulated deadly weapon” and felony assault in October 2008 out of Mesa County, Colo.

Following the Border Patrol’s initial processing, the case was submitted to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Juarez-Landeros will be formally removed from the U.S. following his 37-month incarceration and is now banned for life from any legalization process.

All illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using IAFIS. This vital tool accesses criminal records throughout the United States, enabling agents to quickly identify violent criminals and wanted persons.

As part of a targeted enforcement strategy, the Tucson Sector places individuals into impact programs designed to influence their decision not to commit a subsequent illegal entry. One impact program involves individuals with prior criminal convictions being prosecuted in federal court.

Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity and remain anonymous by calling the Border Patrol at (877) 872-7435 toll free.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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