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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 – Simon Pedro Vilchis-Rosas, age 46, who resided in Elmsford, New York, was sentenced today to time served (41 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, Vilchis-Rosas, a citizen of Mexico, admitted that he was removed from the United States to Mexico on May 6, 2011.  Vilchis-Rosas admitted that he returned to the United States following the removal without the necessary government permission.  On February 28, 2020, ICE Officers arrested Vilchis-Rosas in Albany.  

Vilchis-Rosas 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 April 8, 2020