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Previously Deported Mexican National Sentenced to Prison for Unlawful Re-Entry into United States

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

ALBUQUERQUE – A previously deported Mexican national was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to a 57-month prison term for illegally re-entering the United States.

Alejandro Soto-Robledo, 23, was sentenced for his illegal re-entry conviction and for having violated his previous deportation status following an aggravated felony conviction.  Soto-Robledo was deported to Mexico in Sept. 2011, following an aggravated felony conviction for drug trafficking in Colorado.  He was arrested in this case on April 25, 2014, by U.S. Border Patrol Agents near Sunland Park, N.M.  Soto-Robledo was indicted on July 16, 2014, for illegally reentering  into the United States without having first obtained the consent of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the U.S.

Soto-Robledo will be deported to Mexico after completing his prison sentence.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy M. Castellano of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office.

Updated February 5, 2015