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Misdemeanor Immigration Prosecutions – September and October 2017

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – The following is a summary of misdemeanor immigration prosecutions from September and October 2017:

 

Citizen of Spain Sentenced For Illegal Entry into United States

 

Wilson Gavilanez-Pacha, age 39, and a citizen of Spain, was sentenced on September 1 to time served (6 days in jail) for illegally entering the United States.  Gavilanez-Pacha admitted that on August 27, he entered the United States at Hogansburg, New York, by boat across the St. Lawrence River, before being stopped and arrested by Border Patrol.

 

Citizen of France Sentenced For Illegal Entry into United States

 

Hamza Mounaime, age 24, and a citizen of France, was sentenced on September 26 to time served (12 days in jail) for illegally entering the United States.  Mounaime admitted that he walked across the border just east of Fort Covington, New York, then took a taxi to Massena, where he boarded a bus.  A Border Patrol Agent inspecting the bus passengers encountered Mounaime, determined that he was illegally present in the United States, and arrested him.    

 

Three Citizens of Mexico Sentenced For Illegal Entry into United States

 

Samuel Alcaraz-Diaz, age 22, Jesus Enrique Vela-Hernandez, age 37, and Guadalupe Diaz-Arevalo, age 43, all citizens of Mexico, were each sentenced on October 3 to 20 days in jail, for illegally entering the United States.  Alcaraz-Diaz, Vela-Hernandez and Guadalupe Diaz-Arevalo each admitted that together they walked across the border near Champlain, New York, on September 16.  They spent the night of September 16-17 in the woods.  They were arrested together as passengers in a car that was stopped at the Border Patrol checkpoint at North Hudson, New York, on September 17. 

 

Citizen of Mexico Sentenced For Illegal Entry into United States

 

Judith Hernandez-Daniel, age 39, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced on October 3 to 20 days in jail, for illegally entering the United States.  Hernandez-Daniel admitted that she walked across the border without inspection east of Chateaugay, New York, on September 17.  She was arrested by Border Patrol Agents as she attempted to depart the border area as a passenger in a pickup truck.  

 

Citizen of Mexico Sentenced For Illegal Entry into United States

 

Jose Antonio Severiano-Barrientos, age 49, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced on October 5 to 25 days in jail, for illegally entering the United States.  Severiano-Barrientos admitted that he walked across the border just east of the Champlain Port of Entry on September 16.  He spent the night of September 16-17 hiding from Border Patrol in the woods.  He was arrested on September 17 while a passenger in a taxi at the Border Patrol checkpoint at North Hudson, New York. 

 

Dual Citizen of Ecuador and Spain Sentenced For Illegal Entry into United States

 

Wendy Hortencia Flecher-Alvarez, age 40, and a dual citizen of Ecuador and Spain, was sentenced on October 5 to 25 days in jail, for illegally entering the United States.   Flecher-Alvarez admitted that on September 19, she walked across the border at a former Port of Entry, and continued south to Plattsburgh, New York, where she was found and arrested by Border Patrol Agents. 

Updated October 27, 2017

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Immigration