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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting a Border Patrol Agent and Illegally Entering the United States

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Nectar Alfonso-Ramirez, age 28, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for unlawfully entering the United States and assaulting and resisting a federal agent, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Chief Patrol Agent Robert N. Garcia, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector.

As part of his prior guilty plea, Alfonso-Ramirez admitted that, on October 4, 2022, he entered the United States on foot from Canada at a location not authorized for the entrance of immigrants. Border Patrol Agents encountered Alfonso-Ramirez and ordered him to halt. Alfonso-Ramirez admitted that he initially stopped, but then fled into the nearby woods, causing a foot pursuit. While a border patrol agent attempted to place him under arrest, Alfonso-Ramirez tried to escape, yelling at the agent, thrashing his body, swinging his arms, and kicking his legs.

United States District Judge David N. Hurd did not order a term of supervised release, because Alfonso-Ramirez will likely be deported to Mexico upon his release from prison.

The United States Border Patrol investigated the case, and it was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica N. Carbone.

Updated May 24, 2023