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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Salvadoran National Sentenced for Unlawful Reentry

BOSTON – A Salvadoran national pleaded guilty yesterday and was sentenced in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.  

Jose Menjivar-Mancia, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien before U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock, who immediately sentenced Menjivar-Mancia to time served and one year of supervised release. Menjivar-Mancia will be subject to deportation proceedings.

On March 2, 2018, Menjivar-Mancia was encountered by law enforcement and determined to be illegally present in the United States; he has been in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since. Menjivar-Mancia was previously deported on May 31, 2007.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Thomas P. Brophy, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated May 24, 2018