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Mexican Citizen Sentenced For Illegal Re-entry into the United States

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Micaela Hernandez Reyes, age 32, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (26 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 her guilty plea, Hernandez Reyes admitted that she is a citizen of Mexico, and that she illegally returned to the United States after she was removed to Mexico on June 13, 2015.  Hernandez Reyes was also removed to Mexico on September 25, 2014, April 25, 2015, and June 9, 2015.


On December 14, 2017, ICE Officers arrested Hernandez Reyes in Saratoga Springs, New York.   


Following the sentencing, Hernandez Reyes 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 January 10, 2018