Mexican citizen pleads guilty to illegally re-entering the U.S. for seventh time


SHREVEPORT – Andres Garcia-Mora, 32, of Mexico, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Chief Judge Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of re-entry of a removed alien, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced.  

According to the guilty plea, Louisiana State Police arrested Garcia-Mora in Bossier Parish.  Homeland Security Investigations discovered that Garcia-Mora was an illegal alien who had been removed from the United States six times between 2009 and 2016.  During that time, Garcia-Mora used at least eight aliases in his attempts to enter the United States.  The last removal took place on December 30, 2016 near Del Rio, Texas.  Garci-Mora has three federal convictions for immigration offenses.

Garcia-Mora faces two years in prison, one year of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.  Hicks set the sentencing for May 30, 2019.

Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon H. Whitten is prosecuting the case.