9-year-old U.S. citizen detained by Border Patrol for 32 hours at Mexico border while walking to school

She did not explain why Julia was held for about 32 hours.

…Galaxia, Julia’s mother, also said that they forced her son, Oscar, to sign a document insisting that Julia was his cousin, not his sister.

“He was told that he would be taken to jail and they were going to charge him for human trafficking and sex trafficking,” she told NBC 7.

Julia was eventually released after the Mexican consulate got involved.

 

9-year-old U.S. citizen detained by Border Patrol for 32 hours at Mexico border while walking to school – New York Daily News

Detaining in the first place is ridiculous. If they can’t exercise better judgement than this, why are these individuals still employed by Border Patrol?

But bullying a child into lying about his family is unconscionable, the officers involed should be in jail.

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