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Haitian Woman Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry into United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Rose Mathe Jean Louis, age 50, and a citizen of Haiti, was sentenced today to time served (61 days in jail), for illegal re-entry into the United States.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Robert N. Garcia, Chief Patrol Agent, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector.

Jean Louise was ordered removed from the United States to Haiti by order of an Immigration Judge in Orlando, Florida, on February 10, 2014.  Jean Louise was not removed and instead was released to reside in the United States.  On August 21, 2017, Jean Louis departed the United States while the removal order was pending, and entered Canada.  On October 18, 2018, she was arrested by a Border Patrol Agent just south of the international border between the United States and Canada after she entered the United States without inspection approximately three miles west of the Champlain Port of Entry, New York.  Jean Louise admitted that she returned to the United States without permission.   

Following the sentencing, Jean Louise was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings.     

This case was investigated by Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated December 19, 2018