A Guatemalan man, who pleaded guilty to crossing into the U.S. from Canada, has been placed in removal proceedings. He faces prison time, a fine, and deportation.

According to the U.S. District Court, 24-year old Henry Giovanny Paiz-Morales of Guatemala pleaded guilty and was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison to time served (five days).

Paiz-Morales was found guilty of entering the United States from Canada in Sandy Bay Township, Maine at a location that was not designated for entry.

The U.S. Border Patrol agents located and apprehended him shortly after he entered the United States.

It was found that Paiz-Morales is a Guatemalan citizen and did not have any immigration documents allowing him to enter the U.S.

He has been placed in removal proceedings at this time.

Paiz-Morales faced up to 180 days in prison and a $5,000 fine.



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