A citizen of
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Bernardo Israel Enciso-Mejia, 30, a native and citizen of
Following his prison term, Enciso-Mejia will be removed to
"This sentence should serve as a reminder that there are significant consequences for violating immigration law, especially for those with extensive criminal histories," said ERO Washington Field Office Director Enrique M. Lucero.
According to his guilty plea, Enciso-Mejia has previously been removed from the
He was most recently arrested in
"The Justice Department is committed to the strong, effective and humane enforcement of our immigration laws," said U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy, for the Western District of Virginia. "Mr. Enciso-Mejia has illegally reentered the
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Wright prosecuted the case for the