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

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Cruz Juvenal Vasquez-Rojo, age 40, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (50 days in jail), for illegal re-entry into 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).

As part of his guilty plea, Vasquez-Rojo admitted that he was removed from the United States to Mexico on October 29, 2010 and again on April 7, 2011.  On January 22, 2018, he was encountered and arrested by an ICE Officer in Schenectady, New York.    

Following his sentencing, Vasquez-Rojo was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings.     

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


Updated March 13, 2018