ALBANY, NEW YORK – Abel Cruz-Bautista, age 25, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (48 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States.
The announcement was made by Acting 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, Cruz-Bautista admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico, and that he illegally returned to the United States after he was removed to Mexico on September 3, 2010.
On July 25, 2017, Cruz-Bautista was arrested by ICE officers in Richfield Springs, New York.
Following the sentencing, Cruz-Bautista 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.