Here is a statement from ICE on this case, as well as some info pertaining to illegal aliens leaving/reentering the U.S.
Marvin Yovani Mejia-Ramos (aka Martin Jose Romos-Ramirez, aka Ricardo Rodriguez-Morales), 50, is an illegal alien from Honduras who has used multiple aliases and countries of origin. Following his encounters with U.S. immigration officials, he was twice granted voluntary return to Mexico: Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, 1999. Immigration officials next encountered Mejia-Ramos in 2013 at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, California, following his convictions for committing a lewd act upon a child and sexually abusing a minor. On June 20, 2013, Mejia-Ramos was administratively ordered removed from the U.S. and on Oct. 3, 2013, he was removed to Honduras.
On Jan. 30, 2019, Mejia-Ramos was transferred into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Houston after he was arrested by the Montgomery County (Texas) Constable’s Office (Precinct 4) during a routine traffic stop. He remains in ICE custody pending disposition of his federal criminal prosecution for immigration violations.
Illegal aliens who meet certain criteria may be permitted to voluntarily depart the United States in lieu of removal proceedings, also referred to as a voluntary return (VR). By accepting the VR, the alien admits that they are illegally present in the United States and agrees to be returned as soon as possible. VRs are usually effected within one or two days. A VR does not have the same legal consequences as an official removal (deportation).
Depending on an alien’s criminality, an alien who re-enters the U.S. after having been previously deported commits a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.
~ Tim Oberle,
Public Affairs Officer/Spokesman
Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Houston
A repeat felon and sex offender, who was previously deported and is back in the US illegally, has been placed in federal custody after a PCT 4 Deputy identified him during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.
According to reports from PCT 4, early this morning, Wednesday ,January 30th, around 6am, a Deputy from Constable Rowdy Hayden's office stopped a black 2006 Jeep Liberty on the northbound feeder road near FM 1485 for a traffic offense.
Inside the vehicle, he located a Hispanic male who identified himself as Jose Ramirez. However, an onsite fingerprint scan revealed his true identity to be Marvin Yovani Mejia Ramos, a 50-year-old deported felon from Mexico.
Records on Mejia Ramos showed he had previously served 6 years for Perjury, 6 years for Sexual Assault of a Child and 2 more years for Lewd Acts with a Child Under the Age of 14, all in Los Angeles (CA). Mejia Ramos also spent an additional 8 years in Lancaster (CA) for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child.
Since that time, he has been deported in 2013, but soon returned...Only to be arrested in 2015 for DWI in the Houston area, again under a fake name.
The Department of Homeland Security was contacted by PCT 4, at which time they came and took custody of Mejia Ramos.
"Mejia Ramos is a very dangerous convicted criminal that is in our country illegally," said Constable Hayden. "Great job by our deputy that located him and is once again bringing him to justice".