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Mexican Man Sentenced for Illegally Reentering the United States after Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Garcia-Sanchez, a convicted felon deported in February of 2019, was arrested in Cerro Gordo County after providing false identification information to police during a traffic stop.

A man who illegally re-entered the United States after being previously deported as a felon was sentenced March 5, 2020, to more than 1 year in federal prison.

Alejandro Garcia-Sanchez, age 38, from Mexico, received the prison term after a November 4, 2019, guilty plea to one count of re-entry of a removed alien after a felony.

In a plea agreement, Garcia-Sanchez admitted he had illegally entered the United States from Mexico on an unknown dated after previously being deported in February of 2019, following a conviction for re-entry of a removed alien in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. 

Garcia-Sanchez was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Garcia-Sanchez was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Garcia-Sanchez is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by Enforcement and Removal Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.

Court file information at

The case file number is 10-CR-3041.

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Updated July 1, 2020