Mexican Man Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry into U.S. in Case with Northwest Iowa Connection

A man from Mexico has been sentenced in Sioux City Federal Court to serve ten years in prison for illegal re-entry into the U.S.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 38-year-old Miguel Rodriguez-Chavez was sentenced on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in May of this year to illegal re-entry as a felon.

According to evidence presented during plea and sentencing hearings, Rodriguez-Chavez was arrested in O’Brien County for Domestic Abuse Assault back on April 21st of 2021. He was using an alias, but ICE officials were able to determine his true identity soon after. It was discovered that Rodriguez-Chavez was a citizen of Mexico, and had been removed from the United States at least five other times. He also reportedly has a history of serious and violent crimes.



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