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Illegal alien from Honduras nabbed at Spencer hotel, sent to prison for 6 months

This news story was published on February 22, 2019.
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SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on February 20, 2019, to six months’ in prison.

Enrique Garcia-Dormes, age 32, from Honduras, received the sentence after a December 12, 2018, guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry.

At the guilty plea, Garcia-Dormes admitted he had illegally entered the United States from Honduras, on an unknown date, after previously being deported in June of 2013. On August 29, 2018, officers from the Enforcement and Removal Office from ICE, acting on information provided by the Sioux City Police Department, conducted surveillance in Spencer, Iowa, searching for ICE fugitive Garcia-Dormes. Officers witnessed Garcia-Dormes exit a hotel and enter a vehicle along with two other occupants. Officers stopped the vehicle, and arrested Garcia-Dormes.

Garcia-Dormes was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand. Garcia-Dormes was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 1-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

Garcia-Dormes is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by Enforcement and Removal Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.

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    February 23, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    so we are gonna put him in a cell in america with American things. Basically he’s going to a place ten times nicer than Mexico and we get to pay for it? that seems like a pretty raw deal for the real citizens. How about you deport him or you execute him? using American resources for a non citizen should be illegal in and of itself.