Illegal Immigrant Finally Gets His Wish To Stay In America


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An illegal immigrant from Mexico gets to stay in the U.S. while he serves a three-year prison sentence for illegally entering the country at least six times.

Manuel Sanchez-Rojas pleaded guilty to reentering the country illegally on numerous occasions, even after being deported five times in the past 25 years, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Sanchez-Rojas, a Mexican citizen, admitted that he illegally entered the U.S. after he got deported in 1992, 1997, 2000, 2004, and 2005. The court documents that have been unsealed do not say exactly how many times Sanchez-Rojas entered the country.

Immigration agents found Sanchez-Rojas after police arrested him in Iowa for stealing a camera from Walmart in April. Sanchez-Rojas threatened to return to the U.S. and shoot the agents that arrested him if he was deported, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Sanchez-Rojas has a total of 11 convictions, including assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm, and four counts of burglary. (RELATED: Donald Trump’s Current Immigration Policy Will Deport A Laughably Low Number Of Illegal Immigrants)

The judge sentenced Sanchez-Rojas to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release. He must also pay a $100 fine.

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