Magistrate Judge Lynnette C. Kimmins, Federal Prosecutor Lynch, 15 defense attorneys, 3 deputy U.S. Marshals, 2 interpreters, and a few other court and security officials
All in 5-point shackles: 75 migrants, refugees and perhaps a couple of undocumented U.S. residents were on the calendar today including 11 women.
49 people were charged with the misdemeanor of Illegal Entry—1325--and 26 had the additional felony charge of Illegal Re-entry after Removal—1326. 34 migrants were arrested the day they entered Arizona (3 were attempted entries) and 36 spent 68 days in our desert before arrest—one person for a week. 21 people were arrested near Sasabe on April 21st.
Going west to east,15 migrants were arrested near Lukeville, 1 near Ajo 29 near Sasabe, 1 near Meningers Dam, 15 near Nogales, 2 near Lochiel, and 3 each near Naco and Douglas.
This judge does not regularly mention country of origin but Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala came up. There appeared to be many Guatemalans in court today.
4 men were dismissed at the beginning. The judge then addressed the lawyers, telling them that request for the Bureau of Prison and Credible Fear Interviews were on the paper work in front of her and did not have to be repeated. I think there were probably more CFI requests than what I heard
Denis Mateo Flores Castro 19-27037MP (Atty Bishoff subbing for Mark Willimann) seeks a CFI and his lawyer will notify immigration. Time served.
Edras Antonio Guzman Calix 19-27073MP (Atty Charles Thomas) from Honduras will pursue a CFI. His brother’s lawyer asked that if he changed his mind the brother would like to be deported together. Time served.
Ana Elizabeth Garcia Gomez 19-26998M (Atty Kevin Lerch) will seek a Reasonable Fear Interview, Her I 213 said she doesn’t have fear but she does. 30 days.
Marco Antonio Gonzalez Marquez 19-27003MP (Atty Alfred Islas) from Agua Prieta MX did not appear to understand. Judge K saw him at the end of the calendar and he was dismissed.
Jose Luis Gonzalez Hernandez 19-27054 (Atty Alfred Islas) entered AZ on April 16, was arrested on April 20 and spent 3 days in the hospital. He has high blood pressure and diabetes. The judge told him to seek medical aid as soon as he arrives at prison. 30 days.
25 migrants were sentenced to 1095 days in federal prison. Most had 30 day sentences indicating a first time arrest for re-entry. One man had a 180 day sentence.
Visitors/observers: A group of 7 students from a border security class sat in the middle section, one person with Alejandro Muñoz, 3 women on their own—one from Vienna—and one GV Sam.