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Honduran man living in Hampton sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported five times


This news story was published on April 29, 2021.
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Federal courthouse, Northern District of Iowa in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Honduran man who illegally returned to the United States to live in Hampton after being deported five times was sentenced to over one year in federal prison.

Carlos Antonio Giron-Amador, age 29, a citizen of Honduras illegally present in the United States and residing in Hampton, Iowa, received the prison term after a guilty plea on November 18, 2020, to one count of illegal reentry into the United States after having been deported following a conviction for a felony.

At the guilty plea, Giron-Amador admitted he had previously been deported from the United States and illegally reentered the United States without the permission of the United States government. Giron-Amador was deported to Honduras from Texas in September 2011, May 2012, and May 2013. In November 2016, Giron-Amador was convicted in the Iowa District Court for Franklin County for operating while intoxicated (OWI). In March 2017, Giron-Amador was convicted in the Northern District of Iowa of illegally reentering the United States, a felony, and was deported a fourth time in May 2017. In April 2018, Giron-Amador was convicted in Texas of illegally entering the United States, a misdemeanor, and deported a fifth time in September 2018. Giron-Amador most recently came to the attention of immigration agents in October 2020 following an arrest in Franklin County, Iowa, related to his earlier conviction for OWI.

Giron-Amador was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Giron-Amador was sentenced to 13 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Giron-Amador 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 Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.

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4 Responses to Honduran man living in Hampton sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported five times

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 4, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Free room and board. The handouts never stop.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 1, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Part of the joey biden GANG !

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2021 at 8:48 am

    El Hamptontino ? Come on -everybody know it especially the old time locals.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2021 at 7:07 am

    Five times plus a felony, it’s obvious he, no comprendo. He needs to write your president for asylum, he’s surely an upstanding person.