(CNSNews.com) -- An illegal alien from Mexico who was previously deported from the United States three times, was caught again illegally in this country and has pleaded guilty to his crime.
Jorge Luis Ochoa-Morales, 49, was encountered in the Ascension Parish Detention Center in Donaldsonville, La., in February. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 10 to a single count of "illegal reentry into the United States by a removed alien," said the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Louisiana in a statement.
Ochoa-Morales is a citizen of Mexico and has no legal status to live or work in the United States.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ochoa-Morales "has been deported or removed from the United States on three prior occasions: on June 17, 2011, from at or near Nogales, Texas; on June 24, 2010, from at or near Hidalgo, Texas; and on or about December 31, 2005, from at or near Brownsville, Texas."
Ochoa-Morales admitted that he had illegally entered the United States.
“Our duty is to enforce our nation’s laws by protecting the border wherever we find illegal aliens," said U.S. Attorney Brandon J. Fremin. "This prosecution is one of many that my office intends to bring in support of the Attorney General’s Immigration Enforcement Policy and in fulfillment of my duty to the residents of the Middle District. I appreciate the hard work by all those involved in this important matter.”