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DR Nationals Jailed For Repeated Illegal Entry Attempts

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. April 29, 2009: Three nationals from the Dominican Republic will spend a total of 46 months in jail for repeated attempts to enter illegally into the United States.

San Juan Federal District Court Judge Daniel Dominguez recently sentenced Alfredo Difo, from Nagua, to a 30-month prison term and a three year supervised release term for attempted illegal reentry as a previously deported aggravated felon. Difo was intercepted along with 87 other migrants onboard a makeshift vessel approximately five miles southwest of Rincon, Puerto Rico on November 4, 2008.

Juan Esteban Sanchez-Marte, from San Pedro de Macoris, was sentenced to serve 12 months of imprisonment and a 3-year supervised release term for attempted illegal reentry as a previously deported felon.

And Francisco Feliz-Feliz, from Santo Domingo, received a six-month prison term and a three year supervised release for attempting to enter along with 57 migrants onboard a yawl intercepted approximately 12 miles southeast of Mona Island, Puerto Rico on October 28, 2008.

Within the current fiscal year to date, the Ramey Border Patrol Sector has apprehended 290 aliens, 153 of whom have been prosecuted for immigration law violations.