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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mexican Citizen Admits Illegal Re-entry into United States

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Amilcar Hernandez-Zunun, age 27, and a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today to illegally re-entering the United States.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Thomas E. Feeley, Director of the Buffalo Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Hernandez-Zunun was removed from the United States to Mexico on November 7, 2012.  On February 21, 2018, an ICE Officer arrested him in Cohoes, New York. Hernandez-Zunun admitted that he returned to the United States without permission following the 2012 removal.   

Hernandez-Zunun faces up to 2 years in prison when he is sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn on July 25 2018.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.    

This case was investigated by ICE-ERO and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated March 29, 2018