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Mexican National Sentenced for Entering the United States After Prior Removal

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

BANGOR, Maine: A Mexican national was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor for entering the United States after a prior removal.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Eduardo Ruiz Rojas, 36, to time served, and he will be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal to Mexico. Ruiz Rojas had been incarcerated since he was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents on April 21 after he and others were discovered in Aroostook County, a short distance from the international boundary.

Immigration records showed that Ruiz Rojas had been previously removed from the U.S. in September 2019 and had not obtained the express consent of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission.

The U.S. Border Patrol investigated the case.



Joel Casey, Assistant United States Attorney (207-945-0373)

Updated October 12, 2023