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Dominican Man Indicted for Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Dominican man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after deportation.

Manny Bautista-Arias, 31, was charged with one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. He will appear in federal court in Boston at a later date.

According to the charging documents, Bautista-Arias was deported from the United States in September 2017. It is alleged that sometime after his removal, Bautista-Arias unlawfully returned to the United States and was removed again in November 2018. Sometime after his removal, it is alleged that Bautista-Arias unlawfully reentered the United States for a second time. On June 10, 2023, Bautista-Arias was arrested by immigration authorities in Quincy.

The charge of unlawful reentry of a deported alien provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Todd M. Lyons, Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan C. Cleary of Levy’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated September 13, 2023