Eagle Grove man sent to prison for illegally re-entering US

EAGLE GROVE — A citizen of Mexico living in Eagle Grove has been sentenced to federal prison for being in the United States illegally after being deported four times.

Jorge Gonzalez-Juarez, 33, was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa.

U.S. District Court Judge C.J. Williams sentenced Gonzalez-Juarez to 21 months in prison for illegal reentry into the United States after two prior felony convictions, the attorney’s office reported.

Williams also sentenced him to 12 months in prison for violating the conditions of supervised release imposed by a federal judge in Texas.

Gonzalez-Juarez had been deported on Aug. 27, 2008; Oct. 14, 2009; Dec. 2, 2014; and Oct. 18, 2018; the attorney’s office reported.

In pleading guilty to illegal reentry, he admitted to coming back into the country in 2016, federal prosecutors said.

Gonzalez-Juarez came to the attention of immigration officials after being arrested in Wright County in July 2018 for failure to appear on an operating while under the influence charge.