Nine-Time Deportee Sentenced To Federal Prison in Boston

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A Mexican citizen living in Framingham who has been deported nine times from the United States was sentenced to eight months in federal prison Tuesday and will be subject to a 10th deportation after he gets out, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said.

Bulmaro Enriquez, 32, pleaded guilty July 10 to one count of illegal re-entry of a deported alien in U.S. District Court in Boston. He is still facing state domestic assault and battery charges stemming from an arrest in Framingham in November 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

In 2015 he was convicted on state drug distribution charges stemming from the finding by police of 1 ½ pounds of marijuana, electric scales, and other drug distribution paraphernalia, according to federal prosecutors. He served three months in a state house of correction, according to a sentencing memorandum from federal prosecutors filed September 28.

Enriquez was previously deported October 12, 2004; November 22, 2004; January 10, 2005; November 7, 2005; March 6, 2006; April 18, 2006; November 27, 2007; April 1, 2008; and January 19, 2016, according to the sentencing memorandum.

“Enriquez’s blatant and continual disregard for United States law warrants a sentence at the high-end of the sentencing Guidelines,” prosecutors wrote in the sentencing memorandum. “Enriquez has developed a pattern of entering the country illegally and committing criminal offenses while he is in the United States.  Each time, he is deported, and each time, he returns and commits another criminal offense.”

Federal prosecutors also said:

“The pattern of criminal activity is clear and apparent. Enriquez has committed offenses every time he has entered the United States, which has led to his removal from the country onnine separate occasions.  The specific charges that Enriquez has faced include a variety of crimes including drug-related possession and conspiracy charges, operating under the influence, and the domestic assault and battery that led to his arrest in the instant case. Although Enriquez states his desire to remain in the United States, he manages to encounter law enforcement each time he returns to the country.  His repeated reentry and reoffending not only shows disrespect towards immigration laws, but also towards general laws of public safety.”

An officer from a Holliston landscaping company that formerly employed Enriquez called him “an excellent worker” and “reliable, trustworthy, punctual, and respectful,” and described him as an attentive father, in a letter to the court.

U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs sentenced Enriquez to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release, according to federal prosecutors, who had sought 16 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release.

A lawyer for Enriquez could not immediately be reached for comment.

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