Conviction for Illegal Reentry Upheld After Supreme Court Remand

Nov. 24, 2021, 9:43 PM

A man who was convicted of illegal reentry and sentenced to 57 months in prison lost his appeal Wednesday after the Fifth Circuit found a Supreme Court holding doesn’t upset the conviction.

Alfonso Lopez-Rodriguez pleaded guilty to illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of 8 U.S.C. Section 1326(a) and (b)(2) in November 2019, and was ultimately sentenced to prison time. The guilty plea under Section 1326(b)(2) was based on a prior conviction for aggravated robbery in Texas, court records show.

Lopez-Rodriguez appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which rejected the argument that his ...

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