3

This recent Article Here raises the question of what happens after a US border conviction.

On Monday, (6-18-18) agents brought a Honduran man, Mariano Torres-Perdomo, into court to face a misdemeanor charge of entering the country illegally. Border agents had caught him two days earlier crossing into Texas with his 6-year-old son. He quickly pleaded guilty...(he) was sentenced to time served and a $10 fee.

Presumably, he was turned over for deportation processing. So, after pleading guilty, would Torres-Perdomo have further judicial or administrative hearings before being physically removed to his home country?

The reason I wonder, is because the BCP and DHS seem to be suggesting that detentions prior to removal may take weeks or months.

The article actually raises a lot of other questions, but I'd like to focus on this first.

I'm not sure that this should be in Law SE or Politics SE, as it might have a home in either or both- feel free to migrate to Politics

  • 1
    FWIW, I think this is an appropriate forum to raise this question. – ohwilleke Jun 25 '18 at 20:48
2

So, after pleading guilty, would Torres-Perdomo have further judicial or administrative hearings before being physically removed to his home country?

No. All that would have to be done is for DHS to arrange transportation to his home country from the USA. The guilty plea would consent to deportation without further hearing.

The reason I wonder, is because the BCP and DHS seem to be suggesting that detentions prior to removal may take weeks or months.

I think that this is in cases where there is not a guilty plea, for example, where an asylum claim is made by the person detained.

  • I wish that you could provide a citation. In FY 2016 ICE AIR flew 236 flights to Honduras, so I wouldn't think that transportation arrangement would be very time consuming. In the meanwhile, one wonders what becomes of his son? – BobE Jun 26 '18 at 3:08
  • @BobE I don't know the answer to what becomes of his son. – ohwilleke Jun 26 '18 at 4:05

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.