A Jamaican man is expected to be deported from the United States (US) for the third time, after he was once again arrested and caught for illegally reentering the country.
The US Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts, in a release yesterday (February 28) identified him as 40-year-old Arik Hugh Halliman.
He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien in November 2022 and was sentenced to seven months followed by three years of supervised release by US District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin.
After completing his sentence, he is expected to be deported for the third time.
Halliman was first arrested in Worcester County on cocaine trafficking charges in 2008. He was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison. After serving his sentence, he was deported for the first time in June 2013.
The 40-year-old illegally returned to the US shortly after and was again arrested in 2018 for cocaine trafficking. He was awarded bail but was later arrested by immigration officers and deported for the second time in July 2018.
Determined to continue his residence in the US, Halliman illegally returned to the States again. But, as history would have it, he was arrested in July 2022 for motor vehicle violations and using fake identification. He was once again awarded bail and arrested by immigration officers.
Halliman is now expected to be deported for the third time after pleading guilty to his illegal reentry.