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Twice-deported Mexican national sentenced for illegal re-entry

Madison, WI. – A Mexican national residing in Wisconsin was sentenced to one year and a day in prison Friday for illegally re-entering the United States after deportation. The sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Elias Olvera-Barron, 33, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced Sept. 30 in U.S. District Court in Madison to 12 months and one day in prison. Olvera-Barron previously pleaded guilty to illegally re-entering the United States after having previously been deported.

Olvera-Barron entered the United States illegally for the first time in 1999 and was deported. He was convicted in 2007 in Rock County Circuit Court of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute and was again deported in November 2008 following the completion of that sentence. At some point, he re-entered the United States illegally and was found and arrested by ICE in Beloit, Wis., in March 2011.

Upon completion of his sentence, Olvera-Barron will be turned over to ICE ERO for deportation to Mexico.

The case was prosecuted by John Vaudreuil, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.