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Illegal immigrant jailed for re-entering U.S.

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U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst has announced that Oscar Alfredo Burgon-Urrea, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, is going to prison after illegally re-entering the country for a seventh time.

U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. sentenced Burgon-Urrea to five years in federal prison for the crime of unlawful re-entry by a removed alien previously convicted of a felony. The thirty-nine-year-old pled guilty to the offense back in March after he was arrested in December 2017.

On the day of the arrest, members of the Moss Point Police Department found Burgon-Urrea on the side of I-10 in a state of intoxication before taking him into custody.

Further investigation proved that this was not Burgon-Urrea’s first run-in with the law. In 2005, he was removed from the United States for the first time. Then in 2011, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Del Rio Division, charged him with the offense of re-entry of a deported alien – which is a felony.

During his time in the United States, the defendant used many different variations of his name including Oscar Alfredo Burgos-Urrea, Oscar Alfredo Burgos Ureea, Oscar Alfredo Burgos, Oscar Burgos, and Oscar Alfredo.

Burgon-Urrea was additionally sentenced to three years of supervised release upon the completion of his prison term. He will also face deportation by the Department of Homeland Security.

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst gave high praise to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Moss Point Police Department, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department for their cooperation in this investigation.

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