Repeat Mexican Illegal Alien Off to Federal Pen after Being Found in McHenry County

The following press release details how a Mexican criminal was sent back to his homeland, but returned. Now he is going to Federal prison.

The interesting part of the release to me is the reference to his having been found by “McHenry County law enforcement.”


ROCKFORD — PATRICK J. FITZGERALD, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and GARY J. HARTWIG, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, today made the following announcement:

Orlando Tapia-Fonseca

Yesterday afternoon, United States District Judge Frederick J. Kapala sentenced ORLANDO TAPIA-FONSECA, 32, who is a citizen of Mexico, to 41 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States following his previous deportation to Mexico.

Tapia-Fonseca was originally  indicted by a federal grand jury on August 10, 2010, and charged with illegally re-entering the United States. Tapia-Fonseca pled guilty to the charge on November 19, 2010.

According to plea agreement, Tapia-Fonseca was convicted of an aggravated felony in Brown County, Wisconsin, on April 8, 1998, and sentenced to 9 months in jail and 2 years of probation.

The back of the McHenry County Jail

As stated in the plea agreement, Tapia-Fonseca was then ordered removed from the United States on July 30, 1998.

Tapia-Fonseca further admitted that sometime after August 8, 1998, he illegally re-entered the United States without obtaining the appropriate consent of either the United States Attorney General, or the Department of Homeland Security.

The Department of Homeland Security was alerted to Tapia-Fonseca’s presence in the United States on June 22, 2010, upon being notified by McHenry County law enforcement.

In addition to the 41 months’ prison sentence, the court ordered Tapia-Fonseca to surrender to immigration authorities following his release from prison.

The case was investigated by the Chicago office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The case was prosecuted in federal court by Assistant United States Attorney SCOTT A. VERSEMAN.


Repeat Mexican Illegal Alien Off to Federal Pen after Being Found in McHenry County — 3 Comments

  1. Lets start looking at some cost cutting procedures. I would bet if we paid Mexico to hold their own criminals it would cost 50% less than we hold him. I believe it is said to cost $55,000 a year to house a prisoner.

    We could find some 3rd world county to house these illegals and make it uncomfortable for them while in prison and make them realize there are painful consequences being an illegal and breaking US laws

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