RICHMOND, Va. – A Mexican man who has been deported at taxpayer expense on three previous occasions was sentenced today to nearly two years in prison for his fourth illegal reentry into the United States.
According to court documents, Isidoro Gonzalez-Ferretiz, 35, first illegally entered the United States sometime in 2008. In August 2008, he was voluntarily removed to Mexico. Sometime later, Gonzalez-Ferretiz again illegally entered the United States and was found by authorities in February 2014. That same year, Gonzalez-Ferretiz was convicted of theft from a motor vehicle in Pennsylvania. In June 2014, Gonzalez-Ferretiz was again deported back to Mexico. Sometime later, Gonzalez-Ferretiz illegally entered the United States for the third time. In 2017, he was convicted for driving while intoxicated, and in March 2018 was again deported back to Mexico at taxpayer expense. After the March 2018 removal, Gonzalez-Ferretiz illegally entered the United States for a fourth time and was found by authorities in Henrico County in September 2018.
Gonzalez-Ferretiz, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison, will be deported at taxpayer expense for a fourth time after the completion of his prison sentence.
G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Lyle A. Boelens, Acting Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather H. Mansfield prosecuted the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:18-cr-117.