Federal Sentence Enhancement Proper for Person Deported?

When a person is deported from the United States, only to re-enter the U.S. and commit a crime, is it fair to sentence the person to more time for being in the United States illegally?  The answer ought to be no.  However, if the person commits a crime, is deported, returns to the U.S. and commits a further crime, does it make sense to sentence him more for the first crime if ICE finds him in prison for the second crime?  This interesting question arose in the following case, which is summarized here.


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