How One Houstonian Almost Lost Everything When It Was His Word Against Border Officials

“There’s no justice for the immigrant,” Elvin said, after border officials wrote in legal documents that he had recently crossed the border. Despite having lived here for more than a decade, Elvin was detained for months and almost deported.

By Elizabeth TrovallApril 19, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Isabel was expecting her third child with her husband Elvin when their lives unexpectedly started to unravel.

Elvin, a welder living in Houston, went to Laredo last December to scout out a job opportunity.

On his way back home, his bus stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint. These checkpoints within the 100-mile zone of the border allow for immigration authorities to question anybody about their legal status, even though they’re not at a port of entry.

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