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ICE, CBP Address Detention of Edinburg Teen

1 year 4 months 17 hours ago Wednesday, July 24 2019 Jul 24, 2019 July 24, 2019 9:07 AM July 24, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection released a joint statement regarding the detention of an Edinburg teen who was born in the United States.

Francisco Edwin Galicia, 18, was detained in June at the Falfurrias checkpoint and transferred to an ICE detention center in Pearsall, Texas.

The statement reads:

“This individual provided conflicting reports regarding status of citizenship after being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol and transferred into Immigration and Customs Enforcement Custody.  Situations including conflicting reports from the individual and multiple birth certificates can, and should, take more time to verify. While we continue to research the facts of the situation, the individual has been released from ICE custody.  Both CBP and ICE are committed to the fair treatment of migrants in our custody and continue to take appropriate steps to verify all facts of this situation.”

Galicia was released and arrived back home Wednesday morning.

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