Man From Yemen Sentenced in Albany for Illegally Entering US Through Canada

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14:  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents detain an immigrant on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. ICE agents said the immigrant, a legal resident with a Green Card, was a convicted criminal and member of the Alabama Street Gang in the Canoga Park area. ICE builds deportation cases against thousands of immigrants living in the United States. Green Card holders are also vulnerable to deportation if convicted of certain crimes. The number of ICE detentions and deportations from California has dropped since the state passed the Trust Act in October 2013, which set limits on California state law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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A citizen of Yemen was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Albany for entering the U.S. illegally.

The 38-year-old man previously admitted that on February 16th of this year he walked across the Canadian border and he continued south on foot on Route 276 until he was stopped by Border Patrol Agents. 

The man, Abdulmagid Al Saadi was sentenced to 10 days in jail, after which he will be transferred to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security and placed into removal proceedings.

Yemen was one of the seven countries included in President Trump's travel ban that was suspended earlier this month.

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