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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 – Juan Carlos Cruz Figueroa, age 30, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (80 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 Figueroa admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico, and that he illegally returned to the United States after he was removed to Mexico on November 7, 2007.  Cruz Figueroa had also been removed to Mexico on September 22, 2007. 


On September 11, 2017, ICE Officers arrested Cruz Figueroa in Saratoga Springs, New York.


Following his sentencing, Cruz Figueroa 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 United States Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated November 30, 2017