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Associated Press, Published March 20 2013

Judge sentences 2 men for illegal reentry into US

BISMARCK — Two Mexican citizens have been sentenced to prison for being in the United States illegally.

Forty-nine-old Fermin Cadena-Solis and 40-year-old Adan Rodriguez-Garza pleaded guilty in federal court with reentry of a deported alien.

Authorities say Cadena-Solis was arrested in Minot after police responded to a report of a fight near the Guest Lodge Motel in September. He had previously been convicted of eight felonies in the U.S. and been deported eight times.

Rodriguez-Garza was apprehended after police responded to a traffic accident in Williams County in January. He was a passenger in a vehicle involved in the crash. Records show that Rodriguez-Garza was convicted of aggravated assault in Texas in 1997 and deported.

Cadena-Solis was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison. Rodriguez-Garza received one year in prison.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.