Border Patrol paroles migrants to avoid massive overcrowding
Inside, hundreds of migrants are eating, charging phones and using temporary bathrooms and showers. Within a few hours, a security guard escorts them to a gravel lot out front, where commercial buses take them from the remote Texas town of Eagle Pass to the San Antonio International Airport for $40. The nonprofit group outgrew a church and moved to the warehouse in April amid the Biden administration’s rapidly expanding practice of releasing migrants on parole, particularly those who are not subject to a pandemic rule that prevents migrants from seeking asylum.news.yahoo.com
McAllen man in oxygen mask leads Border Patrol on chase that reached 100 mph
The oxygen mask gave him away.That’s because when 66-year-old McAllen resident Juan Luis Barrera-Cavazos arrived at the Falfurrias checkpoint Wednesday morning, the Border Patrol agent conducting his inspection immediately recognized him — and his vehicle — from a prior smuggling encounter.myrgv.com
Border Patrol finds 60 people hidden in trailer hauling rotten produce
Border Patrol agents arrested a truck driver from Michoacan, Mexico on Monday after finding 60 people illegally in the country hidden in the rotten produce he was hauling. He provided agents with his B1/B2 visa card and a bill of lading for the load in the trailer, according to the complaint. “Agents removed the locks using a bolt cutter.”Once agents accessed the trailer, they found 60 people from El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Honduras and Mexico concealed within the old and rotten produce, according to the complaint. “Piedra later told agents he knew the ‘things’ with the load of produce were people,” the complaint stated. “He stated he knew there were people in the trailer but was not told how many people were in there,” the complaint said.myrgv.com
Border Patrol Agents Defied Uvalde Police Orders to Remain Outside School
The Border Patrol agents who killed the school shooter in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday entered the school on their own accord after local law enforcement requested that they hold back, two senior federal law enforcement sources told NBC News on Friday.news.yahoo.com
Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum-seekers
As the sun set over the Rio Grande, about 120 Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans who waded through waist-deep water stepped into Border Patrol vehicles, soon to be released in the United States to pursue their immigration cases. Across the border in the Mexican town of Piedras Negras, Honduran families banded together in a section of downtown with cracked sidewalks, narrow streets and few people, unsure where to spend the night because city's only shelter was full. President Joe Biden wanted to end those rules Monday, but a federal judge in Louisiana issued a nationwide injunction that keeps them intact.news.yahoo.com
Border Patrol finds nearly 100 pounds of meth in US citizen’s fuel tank
Border Patrol agents found nearly 100 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside the fuel tank of a vehicle a United States citizen was driving a day after he successfully crossed the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge, according to a criminal complaint against him.myrgv.com
Former Border Patrol agent convicted of striking Honduran teen’s face
A former Border Patrol agent entered a guilty plea to striking an unaccompanied 17-year-old Honduran teenager. The United States Attorneys Office for the Southern District of Texas said Brownsville resident Gregson Martinez admitted to acting under color of law when he used unreasonable force on the teenager. According to a news release, authorities apprehended the teen on July 21, 2021 near Hidalgo and transported him to the Donna processing center where Martinez worked as a processing coordinator. Federal authorities say Martinez struck the 17-year-old across the face while questioning him as to his age and citizenship. Border Patrol fired Martinez on Aug. 2 of that year.myrgv.com
Man pulls gun at Falfurrias checkpoint, leads Border Patrol on high-speed chase
A man accused of pulling a gun on a Border Patrol agent and speeding through the Falfurrias checkpoint on Sunday made a first appearance in Corpus Christi federal court Thursday. Nicholas Cortines was charged with evading an immigration checkpoint, court records show. “During the immigration inspection, Cortines pulled out a handgun and pointed it outside of his vehicle,” the complaint said. During the chase, the complaint said speeds reached 100 mph before Cortines crashed approximately one mile south of Premont. Cortines advised that he was visiting his father in Faysville, Texas prior to the incident at the checkpoint,” the complaint said.myrgv.com
Border Patrol discover 40 trapped inside metal box
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents discovered 40 people illegally present in the United States inside a large metal container trying to cross the Falfurrias checkpoint Tuesday, according to a news release. K-9 units alerted agents to a truck pulling a flatbed trailer carrying large metal-sided boxes. When agents removed the vent, they found 40 people sitting inside the box, according to the report. While the driver was a U.S. citizen, the 40 people inside the box were determined by agents to be Central American and Mexican nationals, according to the release. All of them were placed under arrest and the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office took custody of the truck, trailer, firearm and ammo, as well as the driver.myrgv.com
$1M in cocaine seized at Falfurrias checkpoint
Border agents found nearly $1 million worth of cocaine Sunday at the Falfurrias checkpoint. Border Patrol agents stationed at the Falfurrias checkpoint stopped a Mazda CX-9 for inspection after the K-9 unit alerted authorities toward the vehicle, according to an agency news release. After searching the vehicle agents found 12 bundles of cocaine in the center console and door panels of the vehicle. According to the release, the cocaine weighed more than 29 pounds and is valued at almost $1 million. Additionally, Brownsville border agents arrested two people who were allegedly loading two bundles of marijuana into a gray Chrysler 300.myrgv.com
2 dead, multiple injuries in crash following Border Patrol chase
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash that left two dead and multiple people injured late Friday night. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office said via Facebook that Border Patrol was attempting to stop a vehicle east of U.S. 281 and Farm to Market Road 490 when that vehicle lost control and rolled over. “Multiple passengers are injured and DPS are reporting 2 fatalities,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook. No other information has been released as of Saturday morning.myrgv.com
Complaint: Honduran man attacks Border Patrol agent near Roma
Federal authorities charged a Honduran man with assaulting a Border Patrol agent earlier this week. The complaint against him says the Border Patrol agent was patrolling the area about 6:46 p.m. when he saw activity indicative of an illegal border crossing and proceeded to investigate. In the course of that action, the agent first heard and then saw Salgado hiding in the brush and in Spanish said: “Border Patrol, don’t move,” according to the complaint. That’s when federal authorities allege Salgado ran toward the river, but when the agent caught up with him, Salgado became combative and elbowed the agent in the face. More agents then arrived and arrested Salgado.myrgv.com
Letters: Home Care Act backed
There is a better way to care for seriously ill Medicare beneficiaries after hospital discharge. Fortunately, bipartisan lawmakers in Congress introduced legislation that would expand home-based care options for seniors in our community. This legislation, the Choose Home Care Act, would establish an additional patient-centered home health option called Choose Home to help meet seniors’ comprehensive care needs. Sincerely,Isaias MelgozaEdinburg‘Biden’ guyshold bad handThose “Biden” guys, especially those from Elsa, are really playing their poker hand hard. In 2017 Trump approved of a budget that eliminated programs that supported rural jobs, housing, infrastructure, health care and economic development.myrgv.com
40 people found inside tractor-trailer hauling rotting fruit in Sarita
Border Patrol arrested a man Saturday morning after finding nearly 40 people in the country illegally inside a tractor-trailer. They were hidden behind pallets of old and rotting fruit. Authorities took Sergio Garcia-Millan into custody at the Javier Vega Jr. Border Patrol checkpoint in Sarita after he arrived there at around 5:40 a.m., according to a criminal complaint. Garcia, who was questioned about what he was hauling, told a Border Patrol agent, “I don’t know what’s in the back,” the complaint stated. While Border Patrol was interviewing Garcia, another agent’s canine alerted authorities to the tractor-trailer.myrgv.com
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Melissa Federspill|Leader-NewsThirty-eighth Judicial District Attorney Christina M. Busbee, Border Prosecution Unit project director Nelson Barnes, Texas Department of Public Safety Captain Joel Betancourt and 452nd Judicial District Attorney Tonya Ahlschwede. Many area farmers, ranchers, and residents with first-hand accounts of trespassers abusing their properties gathered on Thursday to learn more about how Uvalde County’s participationuvaldeleadernews.com
Border Patrol pursuits lead to 32 arrests
On March 15, Border Patrol agents dealt with three failed smuggling attempts that led to 32 arrests. This resulted in a pursuit which ended once the driver plowed through a ranch fence. An hour later, a Department of Public Safety trooper was involved in a pursuit with a Chrysler 300 near Mission. The McAllen Border Patrol Station agents were requested to assist and, once engaged, were able to determine that five of the occupants were non-citizens from Mexico. Although DPS troopers attempted to assist and follow protocol, yet another driver embarked on a vehicle pursuit.myrgv.com
Renovated CBP processing center reopens in McAllen
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing center in McAllen used to detain migrants in their temporary custody was officially reopened after a year-long renovation project. The 77,000 square-foot processing center known as Ursula, due to its location on Ursula Avenue in McAllen, was updated after it was closed for renovations in October 2020. While the facility was renovated, the agency struggled with overcrowding during a year when apprehensions broke previous records. The space created to hold migrants in the interim included a temporary outdoor processing center under the Anzalduas International Bridge and a soft-sided facility in Donna; but both proved to be problematic during the pandemic when numbers rose above capacity. “CBP will continue to closely coordinate with ICE and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement in caring, processing, screening, and transitioning migrants out of Border Patrol custody,” Monday’s news release added.myrgv.com
Texas Court of Appeals remands case in off-duty Border Patrol agent’s capital murder back to trial court
The Court of Texas Criminal Appeals has remanded the case against a La Villa man convicted of killing an off-duty Border Patrol agent in Willacy County in August 2014 back to the trial court. The higher court issued its opinion Tuesday in the case of Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval versus the State of Texas. The CCA issued its order due to what appeared to be an “inaccuracy in either the clerk’s record or the reporter’s record. Three generations of Vegas were at their favorite fishing spot in Willacy County when Tijerina-Sandoval and another person attempted to rob the family. According to court testimony, Tijerina-Sandoval owed $3,500 to someone because he lost a vehicle engine.myrgv.com
Border Patrol chief tackles internal, operational challenges in candid interview
A month after facing “unprofessional” challenges by Border Patrol subordinates in a video leaked to media, Chief Raul Ortiz embarked on a border tour to engage agents on concerns raised as the agency braces for a greater test to their operations.myrgv.com
Bust leads border agents to heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and 32K pills
In all, Border Patrol agents seized about 2 pounds of heroin, a little less than a pound of fentanyl, 61 pounds of cocaine and 32,500 oxycodone pills. During the questioning, a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the vehicle and she was directed for a secondary inspection, according to Border Patrol. An X-ray of both vehicles revealed anomalies in the bumpers of each vehicle, according to Border Patrol. Agents found heroin, fentanyl and cocaine in Morales’ vehicle and found more cocaine and the oxycodone pills in Hernandez’s vehicle, according to the complaint. Border Patrol says it also found approximately $4,000 in Hernandez’s undergarments.myrgv.com
25 people found locked inside tractor compartment at Sarita checkpoint
Border Patrol agents at the Sarita checkpoint on Thursday found 25 people who were in the country illegally locked inside a hidden compartment within a tractor-trailer. The driver of the vehicle, Norwin Jesus Espinoza-Lainez, is charged with transporting people in the country illegally. He did claim to be hauling vegetables before being referred for a secondary inspection after a canine alerted to the tractor-trailer, according to the complaint. “Upon further inspection of the trailer, BP Agents discovered twenty-five (people in the country illegally) in a hidden compartment locked with rivets located in the front area of the trailer,” the complaint stated. “Espinoza said he didn’t know the people were put in a hidden compartment which were closed with rivets in the front area of the trailer.”The complaint says Espinoza anticipated being paid $2,600.myrgv.com
Border Patrol arrests truck driver after finding 73 people in tractor-trailer
Less than a year after a man was arrested by Border Patrol with a tractor-trailer packed with people who were illegally in the country, that man’s son has now been arrested for a nearly identical allegation. Border Patrol on Tuesday night arrested Leonardo Davila Jr. at the Falfurrias checkpoint after agents discovered 73 people concealed in the tractor-trailer he was driving. The agent asked Leonardo Davila Jr. where he was coming from and he said Edinburg and that he was heading to Houston, federal authorities say. He was referred to secondary where Border Patrol found the 73 people, all of whom were in the country illegally. “During a search of the trailer, Border Patrol agents located 68 individuals in the refrigerated trailer where they were being transported with a load of onions,” the complaint stated.myrgv.com
14 migrants found in portable restrooms near McAllen
Fourteen migrants crossing through the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday found they paid thousands of dollars only to get stuffed into portable restrooms in a hasty and unsuccessful smuggling attempt. The foul scheme was detected by a vigilant foreman who spotted a truck towing a flatbed loaded with two portable restrooms through private property Thursday. Border Patrol agents noticed it was heading north from the river near McAllen and attempted to pull it over, according to a criminal complaint. As agents approached Flores, they noticed pants and feet inside the portable restroom through a crack in the door. They crossed the river in a group between eight and 15 people and were told to load up into the portable restrooms pulled by a blue truck.myrgv.com
Border Patrol finds 9-year-old boy who got lost visiting Alamo wildlife refuge
A 9-year-old boy who got lost and separated from his family as they toured a wildlife center in Hidalgo County was found by Border Patrol over the weekend, according to a news release published Monday. The family visited the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge in Alamo on Friday, but he was separated and got lost from them after sunset. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley were called by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office to assist, while CBP’s Air and Marine Operations also deployed a helicopter to search the area. Last year, two hikers were also rescued in the same refuge during the peak of the summer heat. “With dramatic temperature changes, individuals lost or left behind in desolate areas are at risk of dehydration, heat stroke, and death.myrgv.com
Port Mansfield smuggling suspect claimed he was trying to disrupt other smugglers
Federal authorities say a man caught on the Padre Island National Seashore told Border Patrol agents he was trying to disrupt a smuggling attempt because the smuggler hurt his father, and sought to retaliate by turning over eight people in the country illegally to authorities.myrgv.com
Caretakers arrested as Border Patrol finds 27 people at Edinburg ranch house
A little more than a month after a concerned citizen told Border Patrol that they suspected a ranch house in Edinburg was being used as a stash house, two men are under arrest after agents discovered 27 people in the country illegally on the property. The men were arrested after Border Patrol agents who were conducting surveillance on the ranch house followed them and watched them leave the location in a white Chevrolet Traverse and travel to a restaurant, according to a criminal complaint. Investigators asked Ramirez about his involvement in smuggling and he told agents he picked up one person and said five others were staying at the property, according to the complaint. Casarez, who was asked the same, told agents he had accompanied Ramirez to pick a person up and said there were 15 to 20 people at the ranch house, according to Border Patrol. Border patrol caught three of nine people who ran from the house and discovered an additional 24 people inside the residence, according to the complaint.myrgv.com
Mexico charges 7 in 'Fast and Furious' weapons trafficking
Mexican prosecutors said Sunday they have charged seven people, including former top officials, in the “Fast and Furious” weapons trafficking scandal. The December 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry exposed the bungled “Fast and Furious” investigation, in which agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking the weapons. The U.S. government has heavily pursued prosecution of the men involved in the killing.news.yahoo.com
Upgrading Ursula: Migrant processing facility at center of family separations debacle set to reopen
The Rio Grande Valley’s largest U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility for migrants, once the epicenter of the immigration debate in 2019, is set to reopen, though with significant upgrades, in the coming weeks.myrgv.com
Investigation of journalists by Customs unit is under review
An internal review has been launched into the actions of a special Customs and Border Protection unit that used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including an Associated Press reporter.
Checkpoints in Laredo left unmanned after Border Patrol agents redirected to Del Rio, report says
Multiple checkpoints in Laredo are temporarily shut down and unmanned after several Border Patrol agents were reassigned to Del Rio in response to a surge of thousands of migrants crossing the Mexico border, according to a report from KGNS.
27 migrants rescued from locked car on freight train in Eagle Pass including young boy, unconscious man
Twenty-seven migrants were rescued from a freight train in Eagle Pass, including a young boy and a man who was unconscious and needed immediate medical care, according to the chief patrol agent in Del Rio.
Harris to announce business investments in Central America
Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday will announce commitments from a dozen companies and organizations to invest in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, as part of the Biden administration’s efforts to address the root causes of migration from the region.
Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala
Vice President Kamala Harris has announced plans to visit Mexico and Guatemala on what would be her first official trip abroad, as she pushes ahead on leading the White House’s diplomatic efforts on the migration challenge at the southern border.
Migrants freed without court notice — sometimes no paperwork
U.S. authorities are releasing migrant families at the border without notices to appear in immigration court, and sometimes without any paperwork at all. The agency didn't answer questions about how many migrants have been released without court notices or without documents at all. Immigration attorneys had mixed reactions to people being released without court notices or paperwork, particularly the requirement to check in with ICE. Initially, U.S. authorities didn't even require the ICE check-in when it began releasing families without court notices over the past two weeks. D'Cruz said ICE could potentially issue a notice to appear in court, expel people from the country or do nothing.
White House says it’s working on access to migrant centers
Republican officials are also blaming the Biden administration for actions they say are leading more people from Central America to seek entry into the United States. “It’s not a crisis, it’s a complete loss of sovereignty down there,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said. AdGraham recently visited the border and said he saw a facility designed to hold 80 children with about 1,000 in it. “It does not mean that they get to stay in the United States. AdPsaki said the administration is committed to transparency and providing access to those temporary Border Patrol facilities as soon as it can.
VP to focus on border diplomacy; no immediate plans to visit
Harris has no plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border region “in the near future,” spokeswoman Symone Sanders said Friday. Sanders said Harris will go to the border at some point but emphasized the diplomatic nature of the vice president's role. “The vice president is not doing the border,” Sanders told reporters on a flight to Connecticut, where Harris was promoting the administration's COVID-19 relief package. He tweeted out photos of dozens of minors, wrapped in foil-like space blankets, lying on the floor of crowded Border Patrol facilities. It is not unusual to see increases in migrants coming across the border at this time of year and the Border Patrol has faced similar situations in the past, the official said.
Rio Grande Valley police department assists border officials with influx of migrant crossings
PENITAS, Texas – The increase in migrant crossings has kept U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector busy and in need of additional help from local law enforcement agencies. “In one morning, a total of 75 people had crossed just this path alone,” Barron told KSAT. “Recently, within the past month and a few weeks, there’s been an increase in family units compared to what we regularly see,” Barron told KSAT. “When it comes to family units, you don’t see any resistance. Also on KSAT:House passes immigration bills for farm workers, ‘Dreamers’AdRepublicans seize on immigration as border crossings surgeDel Rio leaders, activists say current immigration situation is ‘unsustainable’
Child border crossings surging, straining US facilities
FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, immigrants seeking asylum walk at the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center, in Dilley, Texas. The number of children crossing by themselves, mostly from Central America, appears to be surging in particular in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. AdThe total of 561 unaccompanied minors from Monday offers a snapshot of how quickly conditions have changed along the border. “They’re all coming across the border, they’re coming fast, and they’re wearing Biden T-shirts,” said the Oklahoma Republican. The Biden administration last week ended a Trump policy that made relatives reluctant to contact HHS to retrieve children for fear of being deported themselves.
Immigrant teens to be housed at Dallas convention center
The Border Patrol is holding children longer because there is next to no space in the HHS system, similar to the last major increase in migration two years ago. A tent facility operated by the Border Patrol in Donna, some 500 miles (804 kilometers) south of Dallas, is holding more than 1,000 children and teenagers, some as young as 4. “There’s no other way to claim it than a Biden border crisis.”Texas Gov. Dallas previously offered space to HHS during the 2014 surge of crossings of immigrant children. HHS also has said it will house immigrant youths in Midland.
Children packed into Border Patrol tent for days on end
The lawyers interviewed more than a dozen children Thursday in Donna, Texas, where the Border Patrol is holding more than 1,000 people. The Border Patrol currently has a record high of more than 3,000 children in detention, according to government data obtained by AP. More children are waiting longer in Border Patrol custody because long-term facilities operated by U.S. Health and Human Services have next to no capacity. AdMost Border Patrol stations were designed for short-term detention of adults, with cold, concrete cells with the lights always on. One died of the flu at the Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas, where minors are currently being held.
9 in SUV have major injuries in border crash that killed 13
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)EL CENTRO, Calif. – Nine migrants in an SUV packed with 25 people that drove through an opening in a border wall suffered major injuries after their vehicle slammed into a tractor-trailer and killed 13 others inside, the California Highway Patrol said Thursday. The driver was among the 13 killed in the SUV, from Tuesday’s collision in California’s Imperial Valley, a farming region that produces many of the winter vegetables sold in U.S. supermarkets. The oldest was a 46-year-old woman from Guatemala City, also with major injuries. The Border Patrol said surveillance video showed the Expedition and a Chevrolet Suburban drive through an opening in the border wall about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of the crash. The Expedition soon struck the tractor-trailer, whose driver, a 68-year-old man from El Centro, suffered major injuries.
California crash that killed 13 people happened on route for illegal border crossings
This photo provided by the US Customs and Border Protection shows a hole cut into Southern California's border fence with Mexico on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Thirteen people killed in one of the deadliest border crashes on record were among more than 40 migrants who entered the U.S. through the hole cut into Southern California's border fence with Mexico, the Border Patrol said Wednesday. The Suburban carried 19 people, and it caught fire for unknown reasons on a nearby interstate after entering the U.S. All escaped the vehicle and were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents. The Border Patrol said its agents were not pursuing the vehicle before the wreck. The crash happened in an area that became a major route for illegal border crossings in the late 1990s after heightened enforcement in San Diego pushed migrants to more remote areas.
Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election
Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon speaks in front of newly replaced border wall sections Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. Top Trump administration officials will visit South Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, attempting to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)HOUSTON – Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. DHS officials have held several events announcing immigration operations this month in states considered competitive in the election. As of last week, 381 miles (613 kilometers) of wall have been completed during the Trump administration. Of the more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) funded by Congress in the last two years, just 5 miles (8 kilometers) have been built.
Migrants quickly expelled by Trump try repeatedly to cross
A rescue helicopter couldn't land in the steep terrain, but authorities dropped water before border agents arrived and whisked them back to Tijuana, Mexico. Lopez quickly recovered and began planning another attempt to reach San Diego, where he hopes to earn a more steady living. The annual figure hasn't topped 14% since the Border Patrol began keeping track seven years ago. “It’s a little bit more of the revolving door than it used to be,” said Scott, the Border Patrol chief. Border Patrol agents may refer people for screening under the U.N. Convention Against Torture, but the bar is extremely high.
Border Patrol agent accused of depriving woman’s civil rights
A Border Patrol agent in South Texas is facing federal charges after she allegedly deprived a citizen of her civil rights, according to prosecutors in the Southern District of Texas. Adriana Gandarilla, a senior Border Patrol supervisor with 19 years of experience, is set to make her initial court appearance on Friday. On May 6, 2018, a woman living in La Joya began recording the agency’s law enforcement activities that took place at her residence, according to court documents. Gandarilla allegedly commanded the woman to stop recording before forcefully grabbing the woman by her neck and arms, according to the court document. If convicted of the civil rights charge, Gandarilla faces a fine up to $100,000 and a year in federal prison.