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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 – Fidel Herrera-Cruz, age 40, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to 5 months in jail for illegally re-entering 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.

Herrera-Cruz admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico, and that he was removed from the United States to Mexico on April 10, 2018 and again on October 28, 2018.  On each occasion, Herrera-Cruz had been arrested by immigration authorities along the southwest border after he entered the United States without inspection from Mexico.  

On February 24, 2019, Herrera-Cruz was arrested by a Border Patrol Agent as part of a group of five people who had illegally entered the United States from Canada by walking across the border approximately 4 miles east of the Fort Covington Port of Entry.  A fingerprint check of Herrera-Cruz resulted in the discovery of the prior removals. 

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


Updated June 12, 2019