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ICE Schedules Dallas-Born U.S. Citizen for Deportation Hearing

October 16, 2019 (1 min read)

Obed Manuel, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 15, 2019

"It may be more than a full calendar year before the U.S. government confirms what Francisco Galicia has been saying since June -- that he’s a U.S. citizen.

The Dallas-born 18-year-old high school senior who spent nearly a month in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement learned last week that an immigration court in Harlingen, TX has ordered him to appear in August 2020.

His attorney now fears that the U.S. government may actually be trying to build a case to question his citizenship based on the fact that his mother solicited a birth certificate for him in Mexico almost three years after he was born in Dallas, an action Galicia had no control over as an almost three-year-old."