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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
United States v. Morales-Palacios
Citation:369 F.3d 442 (5th Cir. 2004)
Morales (Defendant), who was a citizen of Mexico, was a lawful permanent resident in the United States as a special agricultural worker. However, after he was arrested and convicted on three occasions of transporting a controlled substances, he was deported to Meixco. He returned to the United States at a port of entry in Texas and was admitted as a permanent resident alien, under an alias. After immigration officials discovered his identity, he was convicted of attempted illegal reentry into the U.S. following his deportation, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326. He appealed to the Fifth Circuit.
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