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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 John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Manuel Bonilla Davila, 39, to 15 months imprisonment. Bonilla Davila has been incarcerated since he was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents on April 21, 2023, after he was discovered in Aroostook County, a short distance from the international boundary.

Immigration records showed that Bonilla Davila had been previously removed from the U.S. in March 2011 in Brownsville, Texas 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 November 29, 2023