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ROCKFORD — A Mexican citizen was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Philip G. Reinhard for illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported. 

JAVIER GRANADOS-LEON, 48, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Granados-Leon pleaded guilty to the illegal re-entry charge on July 21, 2020.

According to a written plea agreement, Granados-Leon admitted that he illegally re-entered the U.S. after having been previously deported to his native Mexico on March 9, 2017. Granados-Leon was arrested in Oregon, Ill.

The sentencing was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Thomas Feeley, Director of the Chicago Field Office for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Love.

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