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Salvadoran Man Sentenced For Illegal Re-Entry into United States

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ramiro Martinez-Chacon, age 43, and a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced today to time served (92 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States.


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Thomas P. Brophy, Acting Director of the Buffalo Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).


As part of his guilty plea, Martinez-Chacon admitted that he was a citizen of El Salvador, and that he returned to the United States after he was previously removed to El Salvador. Martinez-Chacon was removed from the United States to El Salvador on December 19, 2000.


On February 7, 2017, Martinez-Chacon was arrested by ICE officers in Hudson, New York, where he had been residing.


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


This case was investigated by ICE-ERO in Latham, New York, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated May 11, 2017