Without notice or fanfare, Francisco Galicia strolled out of the South Texas Detention Facility while his attorney Claudia Galan of McAllen, who had just arrived, was talking to reporters in the parking lot. I feel very good. It was inhumane there, not just for me but many others. A senior at J. Galicia, a high school soccer player, was on his way to a tryout at Ranger College, a community college between Abilene and Fort Worth. At the Falfurrias checkpoint 80 miles from the border, federal agents deemed his documents and those of his younger brother Marlon suspect.
After weeks in federal immigration detention, U.S. teen...
Galacia carried his state-issued identification card, his Social Security card and a copy of his birth certificate, Galan said. Nonetheless, he was taken into custody and held for weeks without being allowed to make a phone call, she said. After he was moved to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility, he was finally allowed to call his mother, who contacted Galan, the lawyer said. Galan said it took 11 days to get him released, even though she took Galicia's original birth certificate to immigration officials. She called his being taken into custody a serious example of "racial profiling" being conducted by immigration officials who are increasingly incarcerating people believed to be in the U. They were not allowed to make phone calls, and some of the men fainted and fell ill in the overcrowded room, her client told her, Galan said.
Instead, a little less than an hour into the trip, Galicia and those in his group, including his brother Marlon, were detained by U. Border Patrol agents after being asked for additional paperwork during their stop at the Falfurrias checkpoint. She said Galicia provided to the Border Patrol agents a wallet-sized birth certificate showing that he was in fact born in Dallas in , but he was not released. His attorney believes agents held Galicia despite his birth certificate because of an issue with an additional document that showed he was born in Mexico and not in Dallas, as stated on his birth certificate. Because of that name on the birth certificate, she could never get him a passport, and she never corrected the birth certificate to get him a passport.
Some of the guests talked about the importance of helping hard core mormons to be open and accepting to ALL their brothers and sisters in the church, regardless of sexual orientation. It does kick your butt!. I have been married to an anesthesiologist for 15 years his 2nd marriage. My wife and her family are a good example of this. Dating a dr is hard. I now think that 2 is the only reasonable choice to make, even as a man в staying single my whole life в until and unless I find the woman whom I cannot live without, the woman who is a true companion to me.