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Mexican Citizen Sentenced For Illegal Re-entry into United States

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Alejandro Olvera-Servin, age 38, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (163 days in jail) for illegal re-entry into the United States.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Robert N. Garcia, Chief Patrol Agent, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector.

Olvera-Servin admitted as part of his guilty plea that he is a citizen of Mexico, and that he was removed from the United States to Mexico on March 19, 2016 and again on April 27, 2018.  On each occasion, Olvera-Servin had been arrested by immigration authorities in Texas after he entered the United States without inspection from Mexico.  

On June 19, 2018, he was arrested by a Border Patrol Agent in Mooers, New York, after he illegally entered the United States from Canada by walking across the border approximately 10 miles to the west of the Champlain Port of Entry, thereby avoiding immigration and customs inspection.  Olvera-Servin admitted that he returned to the United States without permission following the 2016 and 2018 removals.   

Following the sentencing, Olvera-Servin was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings.

This case was investigated by Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated November 30, 2018