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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mexican Citizen Sentenced For Illegal Re-Entry into United States

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Erik Rodolfo Lozano-Arratia, age 27, and a resident of Kingston, New York, was sentenced today to time served (110 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Thomas Decker, Director of the New York Field Office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

As part of his guilty plea, Lozano-Arratia admitted that he returned to the United States after his May 15, 2013 removal to Mexico. Lozano-Arratia also admitted that he had been removed to Mexico four other times, the dates being January 4, 2012, October 21, 2011, August 18, 2011, and July 15, 2011.

On October 20, 2016, Lozano-Arratia was arrested by ICE-ERO officers in Kingston.

Following his sentencing, Lozano-Arratia was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, which will place Lozano-Arratia into removal proceedings.

This case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), in Newburgh, New York, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated February 8, 2017