A Mexican Citizen Had Papers Allowing Him To Be In The US. A Border Patrol Agent Detained Him Anyway.

“I knew I wasn’t doing anything wrong, the whole time I was [acting] within the law.”

By Mallory Falk, KERA & Julian Aguilar, Texas TribuneOctober 4, 2019 9:30 am, , , ,

From KERA:

Luis Orozco Morales had made the trip many times between his home in Hobbs, New Mexico, and El Paso. But this time, when he tried to pass through a remote Border Patrol checkpoint, he was arrested and detained by the Border Patrol, despite having paperwork that showed he was allowed to remain in the United States.

Orozco, 47, said he agreed to help a friend transport auto parts from El Paso to Hobbs last week. The trouble started when Orozco, an undocumented immigrant from the Mexican state of Chihuahua, gave Border Patrol agents his paperwork that showed a federal judge had closed his immigration case in 2014. 

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