US Veteran Born in Reynosa Detained by ICE following Trip to Mexico
WESLACO – A local family is working on the release of a veteran detained by Immigration Customs Enforcement.
U.S. veteran, Edgar Baltazar, is a legal permanent resident but was born in Reynosa.
Two years ago, Baltazar was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and was put on probation.
Balatzar’s attorney, Carlos Garcia, says he never violated the terms of his probation until he went to Mexico for a day trip.
Garcia says Baltazar was told he could cross the border, but when he tried coming back into the U.S., he was detained at the Hidalgo port of entry.
“The reality is that the federal government can still detain him, because under the law he's violated certain sections of the law,” says Garcia.
Batazar’s family is concerned for his well-being and says he has PTSD.
They say he has been treated for his mental health and received medication for the last five years.
Garcia is requesting the government release him so he can receive proper medical attention.
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