BISMARCK (AP) - 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.