US-born high school student detained for weeks by CBP
Published – July 26, 2019 2:45 pm
A Texas-born high school student who was detained by immigration officials for more than three weeks told CNN’s Nick Valencia he was treated less than human at a US Customs and Border Protection facility.
Francisco Galicia was born in Texas, and he is an American citizen. As a child, he moved to Mexico with his family and later returned to the US as a teenager. He says he was carrying his state ID, a Social Security card and a wallet-sized birth certificate.
He also had a Mexican tourist visa with him that inaccurately listed his country of birth as Mexico, setting up a conflicting nationality claim, his attorney, Claudia Galan, said.