Mexican Indicted For Illegal Status In U.S.

A 48-year-old Mexican national has been indicted by a Tyler federal grand jury for being in the country illegally.

Jesus Manuel Diaz-Orozco, also known as Manuel Ortega, was indicted Wednesday for being a criminal alien found in the United States. According to the indictment, the defendant was arrested by Tyler police officers April 29.

On May 18, Immigration and Custom Enforcement officers went to the Smith County Jail and determined he was in the country illegally after being deported back to Mexico in 2000 following a conviction for aggravated felony for a residential burglary in Conway, Ark.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

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