BURLINGTON — An illegal immigrant from Mexico, who was caught last month for the seventh time for being unlawfully in the United States, has been sentenced by a federal judge to time served and will be deported again.
Floriberto Gomez-Garfias was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Vergennes as he walked out of a grocery store Oct. 17, court records show.
For his previous six cases Gomez-Garfias had voluntarily returned to Mexico the first two times. He was deported the next four times, including once after serving a 75-day prison sentence, records show.
BURLINGTON — An undocumented immigrant from Mexico, who has been caught six times unlawfully in the United States, is back behind bars after being found in Addison County, according to federal authorities.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said agents arrested the local farmhand, Floriberto Gomez-Garfias, 39, as he walked out of a grocery store in Vergennes last week. Gomez-Garfias admitted he had no legal status in the United States and maintained to investigators he had been removed only once from the country about 11 years ago, a federal court affidavit noted.