On Friday, it was announced that a Mexican man had pleaded guilty to transporting an alien within the United States. 45-year-old Wilder Arreola-Medel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin admitted that on September 17, 2017, he was driving his car along the international border between Chateaugay, New York.
He picked up a Mexican citizen that had just hopped across the border illegally from Canada. Arreola-Medel was driving the woman away from the scene when he was stopped and arrested by United States Border Patrol agents. The defendant later admitted that he had the intention of transporting the woman to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Now that Arreola-Medel had been convicted, he faces a maximum of 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. He may also be required to serve a maximum term of three years of supervised released. The illegal alien, Judith Hernandez-Daniel, has already pleaded guilty to Entering the United States Without Inspection by Immigration Authorities. She was sentenced to 20 days in jail on October 3, 2017.