5 people, including mother charged in death of infant, sentenced in SC for illegal re-entry back into the U.S.

5 people, including mother charged in death of infant, sentenced in SC for illegal re-entry back into the U.S.

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Five adults who had previously been convicted of entering the United States illegally were all sentenced in Columbia this week and ordered to be deported back to their home countries.

The five people are:

  • Juan Arturo Ramirez-Rojo, 39, of Columbia. Ramirez-Rojo is a Mexican citizen who had previously been deported at least two times.
  • Mario Almarez-Juarez, 24, of Leesville. Almarez-Juarez is a Mexican citizen who had previously been deported at least 5 times. He was encountered by ICE – Enforcement and Removal Operations Deportation Officers on Dec. 31, 2017, at the Lexington County Detention Center after being arrested for hit and run and driving without insurance.
  • Hugo Rolando Canenguez-Montes, 37, of Rock Hill. Canenguez-Montes is a citizen of El Salvador who had previously been deported. He was encountered by ICE – Enforcement and Removal Operations Deportation Officers on Dec. 24, 2017, at the York County Detention Center after being arrested for first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.
  • Carmen Flores-Bautista, 39, of Columbia. Flores-Bautista is a Mexican citizen who had previously been deported at least 2 times. She was encountered by ICE – Enforcement and Removal Operations Deportation Officers at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on Dec. 7, 2016, after being arrested for homicide by child abuse.
  • Ulises Martinez-Garcia, 31, of Columbia. Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Martinez-Garcia is a Mexican citizen who had previously been deported at least four times.  He was encountered by ICE – Enforcement and Removal Operations Deportation Officers on Dec. 27, 2017, at the Alvin S. Glenn County Detention Center after being arrested for DUI.

United States District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis, Jr., of Columbia, sentenced Martinez-Garcia to time-served (approximately 6 months imprisonment) with no supervised release as he is subject to deportation upon the completion of his sentence.

Lewis sentenced all of the defendants to time served, resulting in a sentence of approximately 2 months for Ramirez-Rojo, 5½ months for Almarez-Juarez, 6 months for Canenguez-Montes, and 2 days for Flores-Bautista. No supervised release was ordered as the defendants are subject to deportation upon completion of their sentences.

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