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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 24 Months For Illegal Re-entry into United States

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jose Agustin Martinez, age 35, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States. 


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


As part of his guilty plea, Agustin Martinez admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico, and that he illegally returned to the United States after he was removed to Mexico on May 18, 2016.  On February 14, 2017, ICE Officers encountered Agustin Martinez in the Ulster County Jail, where he was being held on a state charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI); he has since been convicted of that offense.


Agustin Martinez’s prior removal, on May 18, 2016, followed another felony DWI conviction in Ulster County Court.


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

Updated January 10, 2018