The transgender woman arrested at the El Paso County Courthouse in Texas has been offered a plea agreement.
Irvin Gonzalez, whose arrest made national headlines, has entered a plea agreement to federal charges of illegal re-entry to the country. The agreement states that Gonzalez’s time served is sufficient and that her subsequent removal from the United States is “presumptively mandatory.”
Gonzalez has been in the custody of U.S. Marshal Service and has been deported six times since 2010. Immigration lawyer Daniel Caudillo says that an “expedited removal processing” can be employed for people who have previously been deported.
“They’re actually deported from the country without completion of their criminal case. The victim doesn’t get to receive justice in that case.”
Illegal re-entry charges can range from a prison term of up to ten years, to a $250 fine, to three years of supervised release.
(Information sourced from Kvia.com)