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Illegal reentry extends to venue where defendant is ‘found’ (access required)

Because illegal reentry is a continuing crime, a violation may be prosecuted where the defendant enters or attempts to enter the United States as well as at any place that he is present until found. Because the defendant was “found” in the Eastern District of Virginia, venue was appropriate there. Background Andres Abelino Ayon-Brito was prosecuted and ...