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Illegal Re-entry Charge Means Criminal Prosecution

June 1, 2004 – Police on St. John apprehended three illegal immigrants over the Memorial Day weekend, including one who was charged with illegal re-entry and turned over to federal authorities for prosecution.
According to a Customs and Border Enforcement agency official, all three are men from Haiti. "One of the these illegal aliens was trying to make a re-entry into the United States," Ivan Ortiz said on Tuesday from Puerto Rico. "Therefore he is considered a criminal alien, and he was turned over to the U.S. Attorney for prosecution."
The other two men were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities for processing.
Police in Cruz Bay received reports from the eastern end of the island on Friday and Saturday about sightings of what appeared to be illegal immigrants. There was no word on anyone else being apprehended.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office on St. Thomas said he did not know when the three men would be processed through the court system.
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June 1, 2004 - Police on St. John apprehended three illegal immigrants over the Memorial Day weekend, including one who was charged with illegal re-entry and turned over to federal authorities for prosecution.
According to a Customs and Border Enforcement agency official, all three are men from Haiti. "One of the these illegal aliens was trying to make a re-entry into the United States," Ivan Ortiz said on Tuesday from Puerto Rico. "Therefore he is considered a criminal alien, and he was turned over to the U.S. Attorney for prosecution."
The other two men were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities for processing.
Police in Cruz Bay received reports from the eastern end of the island on Friday and Saturday about sightings of what appeared to be illegal immigrants. There was no word on anyone else being apprehended.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office on St. Thomas said he did not know when the three men would be processed through the court system.
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