Meet the Chronically Deported Mexican Determined to Live in the USA

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has an annual budget of nearly $12 billion, nine divisions, planes, helicopters, night-vision and audio spy equipment, fences, dogs, boats, guns, checkpoints, and more than 45,600 agents, yet it can't stop one dirt-poor-but-determined Mexican.

It is difficult to know all the key details of Sergio Alcala-Sanchez's multiple, successful attempts to enter the U.S. illegally only to be caught, imprisoned and deported with only the clothes on his back. 

Judges inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana have inexplicably sealed from public view basic court documents involving his border crossings from 1999 to 2008.

Despite the puzzling government secrecy, it appears likely Alcala-Sanchez was first arrested in Orange County for entering the country illegally in January 1999 and, 11 months later, after admitting his guilt in a plea bargain, got an 85-month prison sentence (of which he served only a portion) from now-retired U.S. District Court Judge Gary L. Taylor.

Using a taxpayer-funded lawyer, Alcala-Sanchez--who was born in 1957--appealed that conviction, but lost. 

After his release from prison and deportation, he illegally re-entered the U.S. again and served 33 months on a 30-month sentence--that timing might have been in 2005, but isn't clear because of all the secrecy. 

Again, after that release from prison and that deportation, Alcala-Sanchez was captured by law enforcement in North Carolina in--Hey! The court finally lifted the absurd veil of secrecy--August 2008. 

U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna returned Alcala-Sanchez to federal prison; the foreign national was eventually released and deported again. 

You know what happened next. 

On Feb. 26, police found Alcala-Sanchez (a.k.a. "Sergio Sanchez," "Sergio Sanchez Alcala," "Juan Gonazlez" and "Ramon Alcala-Campos) in Orange County. 

While returning him to the custody of U.S. marshals, federal magistrate Judge Jean Rosenbluth cited the defendant's "extensive criminal history" and "lack of compliance with court orders," warning him not to re-enter this country. 

Check back in a year or two so I can update you on this Alcala-Sanchez's latest re-entry.

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29 comments
Cottonwood
Cottonwood

Another Jose Vargas, an undocumented immigrant from the Phillipines, won the Pulitzer Prize for his writing in the Washington Post.  He pointed out that, "12 million undocumented white people from Europe crossed the border known as the Atlantic Ocean."

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

Legendary OC police officer, Jose Vargas, was deported 13 times before becoming a police officer. 

grvz5247
grvz5247

Ulyses Grant

Many Northerners believed that Polk, a Southerner, was trying to gain land for the slaveholding South. Other Americans simply thought it was wrong to use war to take land from Mexico. Among those was Second Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant .He would later call the war "one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory."


komodo_abcg
komodo_abcg

I assume they dont spend a big chunk of that money training those agents, just today one of them didnt let my brother go to work because someone with the same last name was arrested some years back, it is certainly not him, where did all that technology and training go? she was like one of those trainees at burger king! shame on them!

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

"The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has an annual budget of nearly $12 billion, nine divisions, planes, helicopters, night-vision and audio spy equipment, fences, dogs, boats, guns, checkpoints, and more than 45,600 agents, yet it can't stop one dirt-poor-but-determined Mexican."

That sounds like a lot, until you look at the so-called 'Defense' Department, which has a budget about 40x that size, and 1,700,000 or so active duty members. If that kinds of man..uh, personpower was at the borders, Mr. Alcala-Sanchez would probably not even try to get in.


Brian J. Arra
Brian J. Arra

Funny how OC loves the mexican culture but does want its people there.

David M. Smith
David M. Smith

I bet there is hundreds of immigrants just like him. To bad its effecting our daily lives more then they realize. We (U.S.A.) are poor also and barely have enough work to support ourselves and our families. Im not racist but i see these guys coming on our jobsites and taking our work and then they send the money back to Mexico. They are taking our jobs and money to support their own country. If Obama was smart, he would try to make Mexico a better place for Mexicans to live. Maybe they will see that Mexico is cheaper with a better economy and maybe they will stop taking my work

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

*To enter Orange County, of course. Sorry for the typo: haven't had our morning tequila yet haha

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@Mitchell_Young If Mr Alcala-Sanchez had broken into a home, instead of our country, that many times, he would be doing life.  I do not know why there are no more severe penalties for those that keep coming back after the courts tell them to stay home

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@Jose Avalos Guido So articulate. I'm glad the $130,000 we spent educating you paid off!

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@Brian J. Arra What culture would that be? Banda ? You can have your poor imitation of European polka music. 

Food? Passible but pretty monotonous. And seriously, whoever took a really important business client out to Mexican to seal a deal? Who, OTM, takes that special gal for carnitas when they plan to propose? 

Then there are the other aspects of Mexican culture. Drive by's and gang wars and arguments over which Mexican state is best. Crowded schools and NAEP scores that barely surpass those of Alabama and Mississippi. Culture is more than horchata and ballet folklorico. And those negative aspects of Mexican 'culture' far outweigh the positive ones.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@David M. Smith"If Obama was smart, he would try to make Mexico a better place for Mexicans to live."

Exactly. Once upon a time, 'progressives' would join the Peace Corps or other organizations  and seek to help people where they lived, not try to squeeze the entire 3rd world into the US.

komodo_abcg
komodo_abcg

@OC Weekly Seems like nobody else around here has...

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

@Mitchell_Young Legendary OC police officer, Jose Vargas, was deported 13 times before he became a police officer.  I'd like to see you have that much courage and ambition.

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

@Mitchell_Young  I think that you may not want to hear this, but do you realize that you have a mental illness?

grvz5247
grvz5247

@Mitchell_Young   The new york times took Mr Carlos Slim to the Best mexican restaurants to seal the deal! I wish people in Mexico would read your comments michel, I can just see yankee products go Timberrrrr !

Eddie_Patino
Eddie_Patino

@Mitchell_Young You know what you are right. Maybe Mexicans should start adapting some of the more modern ways of culture... you know like child molesation, hate crimes, and abondament of there families.. just like white people! Then we could have registered sex offenders every where! They should also leave the carnitas diet and go with All American Hot Dogs! Fantastic! then they could be just like white folks. NOT. Stereotyping a group of people as a whole is plain out retarted. You lack critical thinking skills with isn't uncommon for a lot of people. Its ok. when the majority of people read comments like yours they actually feel sorry that there are people with prehistoric brains such as yours.

lenita_66
lenita_66

@Mitchell_Young   AND YES, I pay a lot of taxes to help the so called border "problem", probably more taxes than your total salary in one year.

lenita_66
lenita_66

@Mitchell_Young   you need to get out of OC more, you are stereotyping something you know nothing about. The Mexican culture is very rich. My parents instilled in me to have a good education, make my own money and work hard for it! I have 3 children who attend higher education and with no HELP from the federal government, which is more than I can say for some white trash I have met. TYVM.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@Cottonwood @Mitchell_Young Yeah, so legendary I'd never heard of him before today. And frankly, importing a Mexican to bust other Mexicans (and their children) while drawing a taxpayer funded salary is not a winning business model.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@ed.patino1 @Mitchell_Young Ummm, actually, child molestations are more common in the illegal Hispanic communities than any other. They only register as sex offenders when they are found, and identified.  When you use any available name it is harder to identify you.

Let's not even begin with "abondoment" of the families, as that is where the illegals really begin to cost us taxpayers.  Jose leaves Lita with a lump, then bugs out to Fresno for the season.  Lita spawns and we all end up paying for the anchor baby, and cannot find Jose, which was never his real name, so he does not have to pay child support.

I loves me some Carnitas, but they do tend to make me fart.

You mentioned stereotyping people as if it were a bad thing, but you still do it yourself. When people read comments like yours, they tend to see that the Latino only sees what benefits the Latino.  Anything else is considered slander and racist.  You cannot deny that statement!

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@lenita_66 Do your parents speak English?  Do your children know their father? or fathers?  It is not that big a stretch to see what Mitchell_Young was saying.  You may be the one person that proves the image is not 100%.  But, I can guarantee you that 99% of Mexican immigrants are happy to be here, living in a new place where they can live the old life...at someone else's expense.

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