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Mexican criminal sent to prison for illegally returning to Iowa following deportation

This news story was published on February 13, 2018.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who had previously been deported following state convictions for domestic abuse and false imprisonment and returned to live in Iowa was sentenced to 112 days in federal prison.

Efren Palacios-Ramirez, age 29, a citizen of Mexico who had been living in Polk County, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 16, 2017, guilty plea to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien after a felony conviction.

At the guilty plea, Palacios-Ramirez admitted he illegally reentered the United States without permission after having been deported from the United States in December 2012.  Prior to his deportation, Palacios-Ramirez was convicted in Polk County, Iowa, of theft 5th degree in April 2012, and of domestic abuse and false imprisonment in October 2012.  At the time of his arrest in October 2017, Palacios-Ramirez provided law enforcement a false name and his true identity could not be verified until his fingerprints were analyzed by immigration officials.

Palacios-Ramirez was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade.  Palacios-Ramirez was sentenced to 112 days’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a one-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Palacios-Ramirez is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.



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6 Responses to Mexican criminal sent to prison for illegally returning to Iowa following deportation

  1. The bottom line. Reply Report comment

    February 14, 2018 at 3:39 am

    So you got the Hindus cornering the gas station market. Employed by the big corps in customer service because they speak in clicks. The airline United is a perfect example. Try getting a refund. Then we go to the Mexicans. That simple. Cartels. Now onto the outlaw Muslim brotherhood who started their foray into conquest in the 1960’s with recruiting the likes of Malcom X crowd. Before 911 they were far and few between. Now they have enclaves in every big city. And they set women rights back 200 years. Not to forget those red eyed Nigerians who come from a bonafide criminal state. Rural Iowa has no idea to the extent this wave of malicious intent other states are embroiled in. The news is slanted. Ignore it and go live in that happy place where unicorns frolick in butterfly filled green meadows. It will be alright. lol

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 13, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Love it or hate it ‘build the wall’. It will stop it completely. You think Iowa’s got it bad go to Kansas. There are more foreign nationals running around this country than you can count. Who let all these people in. You can’t count them so you have no idea how really wide in scope it truly is. And they all have tempers. Every last one of them!

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    they need to take these ungrateful people and dump them on an island in the middle of nowhere so they cant come back. How many more people need to die at their hands or be abused.

  4. El trutho Reply Report comment

    February 13, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Send his dirty a$$ to a firing squad, and then I bet he quits coming back.