The defendant/appellant pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the United States after a prior deportation. A district court should discharge its duties under U.S. Sentencing Guidelines §5D1.1(c) by considering the applicable 18 U.S.C. §3553(a) factors of deterrence and protection, following the processes of Rule 32, and imposing reasoned and individualized sentences under the circumstances presented with appropriate explanation given. The sentence is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 11-11171, 05-02-2013.
United States v. Becerril-Pena
May 15, 2013