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    IA - Illegal alien sentenced to federal prison on gun, re-entry charges

    6 hours ago • By Nick Hytrek
    Sioux City Journal

    SIOUX CITY | A previously deported Guatemala citizen living in Sioux City has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison on firearms and illegal re-entry charges.

    Daniel Saquil-Orozco, 25, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to 100 months in prison on charges of being a felon and illegal alien in possession of a firearm and being an alien unlawfully in the United States after having been previously removed.

    Saquil-Orozco was deported after a 2006 conviction on drug-trafficking charges. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, he re-entered the country before Dec. 18 and was living in Sioux City, where he illegally obtained a gun and later assaulted a woman, held her against her will and fired shots at people trying to rescue her. After his arrest, authorities searching his residence found marijuana, a scale and packaging materials.

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    Illegal alien/felon sentenced on firearm and re-rentry charges

    November 22, 2012
    By: Joel Hendon
    examiner.com

    According to an ATF press release dated Nov. 20, 2012, a Guatemalan man, who was deported from the United States following a drug conviction, will spend more than 8-years in federal prison for illegal re-entry to the country as well as possessing a firearm and living in Sioux City.

    Daniel Saquil–Orozco, age 25, from Guatemala and living in Sioux City, was sentenced to federal prison on Nov. 20, 2012, after a plea of guilty on July 10, 2012, to one count of being a felon and illegal alien in possession of a firearm and one count of being an alien unlawfully in the United States after having been previously removed.

    After two days of trial, on July 10, defendant gave up his attempt to defend himself and plead guilty to both charges against him. Information presented by the United States during trial and at the sentencing revealed that on June, 25, 2006, defendant possessed three plastic baggies of cocaine and a kitchen knife with a three–inch blade that had been modified to provide a double edge. This conduct resulted in defendant's felony conviction for a drug trafficking crime, and, ultimately, his deportation from the United States.

    Sometime before Dec.18, 2011 (the date of the federal offense) defendant sneaked back into the United States and returned to Sioux City, Iowa. Once back in the United States, defendant illegally obtained possession of a firearm. Further information showed that defendant physically abused his paramour, and when she tried to escape with her children, defendant held her against her will, prevented her from packing, threatened her with a handgun, and even fired shots at her would-be rescuers. A search of defendant’s residence revealed a safe containing four mason jars of marijuana, a baggie of marijuana, two mason jars each containing eight baggies of marijuana, a digital gram scale, packaging materials for marijuana, and a notebook that contained a drug ledger. Additionally, in an attempt to influence the testimony of his victim, while he was in jail, defendant asked a friend of his to contact the victim about the night of the incident.

    Saquil–Orozco was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Saquil–Orozco was sentenced to 100 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed. He must also serve a 2–year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Saquiil-Orozco is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

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    We have immigration laws that just need to be enforced.

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