Mexican citizens sentenced for illegal re-entry into US – New York News




ALBANY, N.Y. >> Two Mexican citizens arrested together in Saratoga Springs were sentenced today for illegally re-entering the United States.

Arturo Garcia-Lopez, 45, of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (43 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States. Leonel Martinez-Ramirez, 23, of Mexico, was also sentenced today to time served for illegally re-entering the United States.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith 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, Garcia-Lopez admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico and that he illegally returned to the US after he was removed to Mexico on June 9, 2015. Garcia-Lopez had also been removed to Mexico on Sept. 26, 2014 and June 4, 2015.


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As part of his guilty plea, Martinez-Ramirez also admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico, and that he illegally returned to the US after he was removed to Mexico on March 3, 2013.

On May 30, 2017, Garcia-Lopez and Martinez-Ramirez were arrested by ICE officers in Saratoga Springs.

Following their respective sentencings, Garcia-Lopez and Martinez-Ramirez were each placed into the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings.

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