Marisol Guevara-Perez is living in Alamo, Texas, but the Hidalgo County resident isn’t a legal citizen. She’s an illegal alien hailing from Mexico who has already been deported four times.
Now, after a second drunk driving conviction, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents plan to deport her a fifth time.
According to agents, the last time 42-year-old Guevara-Perez was formally removed from the United States to Mexico was on February 5, 2014, via the Laredo, Texas, Port of Entry. Ten days later, she crossed the Rio Grande River and reentered the United States near Progreso, Texas.
According to Hidalgo County court records, Guevara-Perez pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor, on Monday. She was sentenced to a year in prison by Judge Rodolfo “Rudy” Gonzalez; however, the sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation.
The next day, ICE agents took custody of the wily deportee. There is no attorney listed on record for Guevara-Perez yet, and she remains in federal custody. She’s been charged with illegal re-entry and ordered to be held without bond by U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos.
“For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned, this is a new era: This is the Trump era,” Sessions promised while in Arizona last week. “The ‘catch and release’ policies of the past are over.”
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