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Mexican Citizen Sentenced For Illegal Re-entry to United States

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


ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jaime Marquez-Venancio, age 50, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (76 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States. 


The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Chief Patrol Agent John C. Pfeifer, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector.


Marquez-Venancio admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico, and that he illegally returned to the United States after he was removed to Mexico on May 4, 2017.  Marquez-Venancio was also previously removed to Mexico on April 28, 2017.    


On September 28, 2017, Marquez-Venancio was arrested by Border Patrol Agents in Mooers, New York, as he was walking south away from the Canadian border after he illegally walked across the border at a remote location in Clinton County.         


Following his sentencing, Marquez-Venancio was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings. 


This case was investigated by United States Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated December 13, 2017