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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Miguel De Jesus Garcia, age 36, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (40 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Thomas P. Brophy, Acting Director of the Buffalo Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

As part of his guilty plea, De Jesus Garcia admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico, and that he returned to the United States without permission after he was previously removed from the United States, and back to Mexico, in 2012. In April 2017, ICE Officers arrested De Jesus Garcia in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he had been living.

Following his sentencing, De Jesus Garcia was transferred to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, which will place him into removal proceedings.

This case was investigated by ICE-ERO in Latham, New York, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Barnett.

Updated May 31, 2017