MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO JAIL ON IMMIGRATION CHARGE
BOSTON, Mass. - A Mexican national was sentenced today in federal court for illegal re-entry into the United States.
JAVIER GALVAN MARTINEZ, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV to 33 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. On Nov. 23, 2010, Galvan Martinez pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry of a deported alien.
At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that on June 25, 2010, Galvan Martinez was arrested in Holden, for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. A fingerprint check indicated that he had been previously deported. Upon learning of his prior deportation, the arresting officers notified ICE agents. Further investigation revealed that Galvan Martinez was born in Mexico and on Nov. 30, 2001, he was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol in Encino, Texas.
At the time of his arrest in 2001, he was the driver of a vehicle containing 13 illegal aliens. Galvan Martinez was interviewed by U.S. Border Patrol agents and admitted to being a Mexican citizen and to entering the country illegally. On Dec. 20, 2001, Galvan Martinez was convicted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas of transporting aliens within the United States. On Mar.7, 2002, he was deported to Mexico for the first time.
After his deportation in March 2002, Galvan Martinez returned to the United States on at least two occasions. He has had his removal reinstated on Feb. 6, 2004, and July 12, 2005.
U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Bruce Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Homeland Security made the announcement today. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cory Flashner of Ortiz’s Worcester Branch Office.