Deported Pennsylvanian Aliens Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (YC – Gov.) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that four previously deported aliens were indicted today by a federal grand jury for illegal re-entry into the United States by a previously deported alien.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Jose Solorzano-Rojas, age 39, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in September 2009. He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after September 2009, and was found in the United States in York County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers. In January 2008, he was convicted in the York County Court of Common Pleas of carrying a firearm without a license, an offense which subjects him to enhanced penalties in the current case.

Because of Solorzano-Rojas’ previous conviction, under federal law he faces a maximum penalty of ten years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.

Ervin Vasquez-Salas, age 26, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in April 2011. He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after April 2011, and was found in the United States in York County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Erick Quinto-Correa, age 27, of Mexico, was previously deported from the United States to Mexico in September 2010. He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after September 2010, and was found in the United States in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Christian Guardado-Alvarenga, age 27, of El Salvador, was previously deported from the United States to El Salvador in May 2012. He is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after May 2012, and was found in the United States in York County, Pennsylvania after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers.

Under federal law, Vasquez-Salas, Quinto-Correa and Guardado-Alvarenga all face a maximum penalty of two years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.

All four cases were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian G. McDonnell is prosecuting the cases.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.