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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 66 Months in Federal Prison For Entering the U.S. After Previous Removal

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

DALLAS — Ignacio Arellano-Banuelos, 36, a citizen of Mexico, appeared this morning before U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey and was sentenced to 66 months in federal prison for reentering the United States illegally, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Arellano-Banuelos was convicted in April 2017, following a two-day trial, of one count of illegal reentry following deportation. He has been in custody since his arrest in June 2016 and will be deported after serving his sentence. 

According to evidence presented at trial, on May 8, 2015 Arellano-Banuelos was found in the United States after having been deported and removed on September 10, 2009, without receiving consent from the United States Attorney General or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission since the time of the previous deportation and removal.

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane Read and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Javier prosecuted.

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Lisa Slimak

Updated December 5, 2017