The 18-year-old American citizen born in Dallas is in customs and border patrol and ICE for four weeks
The 18-year-old Dallas-born American citizen is detained for nearly four weeks by Border Patrol and ICE after being detained during a trip to a Texas football scouting event
- The American citizen Francisco Erwin Galicia, 18, was transferred to ICE custody on Saturday after being arrested by CBP on June 27 at a Falfurrias checkpoint
- Francisco was traveling with his brother, Marlon Galicia, 17, who is not a citizen
- Francisco had his state-state ID, but not his passport. Marlon had his school ID
- Both boys were arrested and Marlon was released two days later after he signed a voluntary deportation order so that he could talk to his mother
- Marlon now resides in Mexico with his grandmother and Francisco was last known at the South Texas detention facility in Pearsall
- Francisco & # 39; s mother Sanjuana Galicia said that Francisco was denied access to a phone while in CBP custody and could not reach her until Saturday in ICE custody
A Texas-born 18-year-old American citizen has been wrongly classified as born in Mexico and has been detained by US customs and border patrol and now immigration and customs enforcement for nearly four weeks.
Francisco Erwin Galicia, 18, was held together with his brother, 17-year-old Marlon Galicia, who was born in Mexico, in a CBP checkpoint in Falfurrias on 27 June.
The boys were with a group traveling to a football scouting event when Francisco was detained because he had been unable to produce an American passport, while showing officials his Texas State ID, the boy mother, Sanjuana Galicia, told The Dallas Morning News.
Sanjuana said that Francisco was denied access to a phone while in custody and could not reach her until Saturday by calling after being transferred to ICE custody.
Francisco's lawyer, Claudia Galan, said: “He is going to be improperly detained for a full month. He is an American citizen and must now be released. & # 39;
Marlon was released two days after his detention after he signed a voluntary deportation form and now resides in Reynosa, Mexico with his grandmother.
American citizen Francisco Erwin Galicia, 18 (photo), was detained with his brother, 17-year-old Marlon Galicia, who was born in Mexico at a CBP checkpoint in Falfurrias, while en route to a scouting event at the Ranger College at Ranger College in Mexico. North Texas on June 27
& # 39; I signed because I wanted to talk to my mother. Now we have to wait and hope that they release my brother, & Marlon said.
A copy of Francisco & # 39; s birth certificate, reviewed by The Dallas Morning News, showed that he was born at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on December 24, 2000.
Sanjuana also has one congratulation certificate that she received from hospital staff after his birth, his health insurance card and a high school ID.
Sanjuana said she had brought Francisco & # 39; s documentation to CBP officials last week, but it did nothing to free her son.
& # 39; I need my son back, & # 39; said Sanjuana. & # 39; I just want to prove that he is a citizen. He is not a criminal or anything bad. He is a good child. & # 39;
Galan said: & I gave them his original birth certificate and other documents and they ignored them. So now I have faxed all the documents to the ICE agent handling the case. & # 39;
DailyMail.com contacted Galan, as well as the two South Texas field office enforcement and removal activities. looking for an update on Francisco's status and whereabouts, and waiting for answers.
Francisco was last known at the South Texas Detention Facility in Pearsall, according to the ICE detainee locator system.
The Dallas morning news reported that he was born in Mexico according to the system.
Francisco was according to the ICE system for prisons according to the ICE last known in the detention facility in South Texas (photo) in Pearsall. The Dallas morning news reported that he was born in Mexico according to the system
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