Magistrate Judge Maria S. Davila, Prosecutor Cassidy James, 16 defense attorneys, 4 U.S. Marshals, Mexican Consulate Rep, 2 simultaneous interpreters and a few other court officials.
75 migrants were on the calendar today including 8 women—all in 5-point shackles. 31 were charged with the misdemeanor of Illegal Entry (1325) and 44 migrants had the additional felony charge of Illegal Reentry after Removal (1326) which carries prison time. 49 people were arrested the day they entered Arizona and 25 people spent 75 days in the desert before arrest. This judge does not mention country of origin or where in Arizona the person was arrested.
2 migrants were dismissed at the beginning of the hearing with no reason given. Judge Davila addressed all of the lawyers asking if they thought their clients understood the charges. She then addressed the whole 1325 group. Three times during her colloquy she asked who ever did not understand what she just said (charges and consequences, trial rights, plea bargain conditions) should stand. No one did. Then she called people up by 7s and asked each the regular 3 or 4 questions. After each group of seven she asked if any counsel wanted to be heard. There were a few requests for Credible Fear Interviews and prison placement.
Yibia Yaneth Salguero Arellanos 19-31938MP (Atty Jay Marble has a CFI claim noted. Time served.
Alez Ariel Hernandez Orozco 19-31939MP (Atty Raul Miranda) has a CFI request on his I 213 but is thinking of withdrawing it. Time served.
Roberto Sarat Hernandez 19-31946MP (Atty Gregory Solares) is asking to withdraw his CFI request. Time served.
Fabian Israel Albarracin Velecela 19-31962MP (Atty Daniel Anderson) does want a CFI. Time served.
Katerin Yaquelin Mendez Martinez 19-31989MP (Atty Jessica Ruiz) does want a CFI. Time served.
Elito Osmin Perez Damas 19-31958M (Atty Kevin Lerch) from Guatemala is a permanent resident of Mexico and lives there with his Mexican wife and a U.S. citizen child. He wants to be deported to Mexico and not to Guatemala. 30 days.
44 migrants were sentenced to 2,205 days in federal prison—most likely a private prison run by Core Civic.
Yuma OS had 34 on the docket today with 8 women and 4 people from India.