Illegal Alien Sentenced for Re-entering the United States after Prior Deportations

From:  News Release   10/4/17   GCN

Jackson, Miss. – Simon Parra-Avila, a/k/a Jose Simon Parra-Barragan, a/k/a Simon
Parra-Barraga, 27, from Morton, Mississippi, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced on October
3, 2017, by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette, III, to serve three months in federal
prison followed by deportation for illegally entering the United States after having been
previously deported by the United States to Mexico in 2008, 2010, and 2011, announced Acting
U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain.

During each of his deportations to Mexico, Parra-Avila was warned that he must not
return to the United States without proper legal authority. On April 12, 2017, in Morton, MS,
federal agents found Parra-Avila, who had failed to obtain the permission of any U.S. authorities
to enter the United States legally.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carla J. Clark and
investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement,
Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations.