Guatemala’s Jorge Osvani Diaz-Mendez pleads guilty to unlawful return after removal


Jorge Osvani Diaz-Mendez, 21, is a citizen and national of Guatemala with no legal right to enter or remain in the United States. In 2019, he was lawfully removed from the U.S.

Since then, Diaz-Mendez had not received consent or permission to apply for readmission or to reenter the U.S. But on September 12, 2021, he was arrested on Interstate 10 in Jackson County, Michigan, USA after a U.S. Border Patrol agent conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had a total of 11 occupants including him.

The 11 occupants ere illegal aliens to the U.S. The driver of the vehicle was prosecuted for illegal alien smuggling.


On February 18, 2022, Diaz-Mendez pleaded guilty to the federal felony offense of unlawful return of an alien after deportation or removal. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. on May 20, 2022.

Diaz-Mendez  faces a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He also is subject to U.S. Department of Homeland Security proceedings to remove him from the U.S. after he completes any sentence of incarceration.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was founded on November 25, 2002. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA.

Formed on May 28, 1924, the U.S. Border Patrol is also headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is composed of federal agents that secures the borders of the U.S. and is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country.

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