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Man gets 57 months for being in U.S. illegally

A 33-year-old Mexican man with a prior human-smuggling conviction was sentenced to 57 months in prison for illegal re-entry into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday.

Victor Reyes Ramos, of Zamora, Michoacan, was apprehended by Ajo Station agents in June near Why, the Border Patrol said.

During processing, Agents learned that Reyes was in convicted in 1999 in Phoenix for alien smuggling and had was convicted in 1994 for carjacking and cocaine posession in Los Angeles, the Border Patrol said.

After serving the sentence he was given on April 9, Reyes will be formally removed from the United States and is banned for life from all legalization processes, the Border Patrol said.

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