Arraignment hearing for transgender woman charged with re-entering the US illegally

Irvin Gonzalez's arraignment hearing for re-entering the US illegally will take place in federal court on Thursday morning a plea of guilty or not guilty will be entered.

A federal grand jury indicted Gonzalez in February after she was deported in January 2016.

The 33-year-old transgender woman was detained by federal agents at an El Paso courtroom as she received a protective order from her boyfriend.

Agents checked Gonzalez’s records and discovered she's been deported six times prior, and has a criminal background including domestic abuse and assault.

If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.

The arraignment is scheduled at 11:00 am Thursday.

Her next hearing is set for April 10.

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