Skip to main content
Press Release

Mexican Citizen Pleads Guilty to Illegal Re-entry

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Lazaro Juarez-Martinez, age 30, and a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty on Wednesday to illegal re-entry into the United States, and was immediately sentenced to time served (110 days in jail).

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

As part of his plea of guilty, Juarez-Martinez admitted that on April 26, 2019, he entered the United States from Canada by walking across the international boundary near Fort Covington, New York, avoiding United States immigration and customs inspection.  Juarez-Martinez encountered and was subsequently apprehended by United States Border Patrol Agents near Peru, New York, nearly 80 miles from the international boundary.

Prior to this case, in 2016, Juarez-Martinez entered the United States near Naco, Arizona, and was apprehended and ordered removed by an immigration judge in Hebronville, Texas, that same year.

This case was investigated by United States Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Anderson.

Updated August 19, 2019