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July 23, 2019

Border Patrol Has Kept a Teenage U.S. Citizen Locked Up for Nearly a Month. Despite his family’s lawyer providing his U.S. birth certificate, law enforcement refuses to release him.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 14:46

Despite his family’s lawyer providing his U.S. birth certificate, law enforcement refuses to release him.

https://www.gq.com/story/border-patrol-incarcerated-citizen

Customs and Border Protection (CPB) stopped two brothers at a checkpoint in Texas on June 27. The younger one, Marlon Galicia, was born in Mexico and entered the U.S. illegally; the older one, 18-year-old Francisco Erwin Galicia, was born in Dallas. CBP took both brothers into custody.

According to The Dallas Morning News, while Marlon was deported to Mexico, Francisco has been in detention for nearly a month, despite being a U.S. citizen. He was held by CBP for three weeks, not allowed a phone call until last weekend, when he was transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. His family’s attorney, Claudia Galan, told the paper that the agencies have so far been ignoring her efforts to get Galicia released, and his family now fears he’ll be deported to a country where he’s not a citizen:

In an interview with The Washington Post, Galan added, “When Border Patrol checked his documents, they just didn’t believe they were real. They kept telling him they were fake.”

On paper, Galicia seems to have done everything right, carrying multiple documents with him that proved he was a U.S. citizen. But that apparently wasn’t enough to keep him from landing in a detention center. CBP and ICE have detained many other citizens, though, and nearly deported several, including a Marine veteran born in Michigan and a Philadelphia man who had the same name as a Jamaican immigrant.

And the detention and threat of deportation against non-white U.S. citizens looks likely to get worse. The Trump administration has announced a new “expedited removal” policy that makes deportation faster and easier for immigration enforcement agents. It empowers the agency to stop any person, anywhere in the U.S., and for any reason, and demand they prove either they’re a citizen or have lived in the U.S. for at least two years. If they can’t do either, they’re deported without seeing a judge.

2 Comments »

  1. This is getting out of hand!!! But then, I’m quite certain I’m not the first one to say/think this.

    There is a difference between the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. These guys obviously don’t know the difference.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Nan — July 23, 2019 @ 15:47

    • Hello Nan. They know the difference and do not care. Notice every one of the US civilians detained and sometimes deported are POC. They are brown. This is a totally white nationalist attempt to “make America white again”, which is basically what the MAGA these is without proper spelling. I am sorry but the cruelty , the disregarding of rights, facebook group of CBP who mocked , insulted, and threatened POC, the mistreatment of all migrants children and adults …it is all part of a whites only plan. It is the same damn way that black slaves were treated. Somehow there was enough backlash against a black president that allowed racist thugs to take over our country, aided by the evenagicals. Now I wonder about those two groups working together? The only way we can defeat this scourge on our country to is to look at it clearly and admit what it is. This is an attempt to create a white nationalist Christian theocracy where the US of A use to be. Today it is POC, tomorrow it will be the LGBTQ , and then it will be the “not sufficiently Christians” they come for. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — July 23, 2019 @ 17:13


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