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Mexican Man Sentenced For Fifth Illegal Re-Entry into United States

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jose Alejandro Balderas-Figueroa, age 36, a former resident of Pelham, Alabama, was sentenced yesterday to time served (six weeks in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States.  

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Chief Patrol Agent John C. Pfeifer, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector.

As part of his guilty plea, Balderas-Figueroa admitted that he returned to the United States almost immediately after he was removed to Mexico on October 6, 2016.  Balderas-Figueroa also admitted that he had been removed to Mexico four other times, on May 18, 2015, September 7, 2014, January 25, 2007 and June 5, 2000.  

On December 23, 2016, Balderas-Figueroa was arrested by United States Border Patrol Agents just south of the international border in the vicinity of Champlain, New York.  

Following his sentencing, Balderas-Figueroa was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, which will place Balderas-Figueroa into removal proceedings.  

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

Updated February 7, 2017