(CNN) -- A Mexican immigrant who had been deported three times has been sentenced in Texas to 11 years in prison, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said.
Manuel Borja-Vega, 35, was sentenced Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to 132 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States after being deported, ICE said in a release.
Federal and local authorities found eight aliases he allegedly used in a search of his home.
"This case involves a career criminal alien who was previously able to avoid apprehension under assumed names," said Kenneth Landgrebe, ICE's field office director in Houston.
Borja-Vega was arrested Aug. 19, 2009, for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, ICE said.
He had an "extensive criminal history," dating to 1994, ICE said. The agency said Borja-Vega's past crimes include four convictions for driving while intoxicated; unlawfully carrying a weapon; terroristic threats; evading arrest and detention; assault causing bodily injury; transporting illegal aliens; and four convictions for unlawfully entering the U.S. after being deported.
Re-entering the United States after being deported is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, the agency noted.