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Salvadoran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously deported three times in less than six months

BOSTON - A Salvadoran national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.


Amilcar Menjivar Umana, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to six months in prison - to be served consecutive to an 18 month state sentence he is currently serving for violating the terms of his probation stemming from an OUI conviction - and one year of supervised release. Umana will also face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In October 2017, Umana pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.


Umana was previously deported on Oct. 25, 2013; Jan. 7, 2014; and March 20, 2014.  On May 12, 2017, law enforcement encountered Umana and determined him to be illegally present in the United States.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated December 13, 2017