Woman Detained by Border Patrol While Visiting Child During Surgery

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PHARR (KFXV) — A family in Pharr lived moments of uncertainty because one of their family members was detained by border patrol agents in Falfurrias.

The mother of two was on her way to an appointment with the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez.

The family says they were not told where they would be taking Anahi. After several days, they just learned she is being transferred to a detention facility in Laredo.

According to Roldan Garcia, he and his daughter Anahi were driving to Houston last Saturday where they were to take a flight to El Paso. However, once they arrived to a border patrol inspection point in Falfurrias, agents told them Anahi was to be arrested for being in the illegally.

Anahi is the mother of two boys – a 3-month-old baby and 2-year-old Manuel Jr. who underwent a heart surgery and needs constant medical care.

Garcia says Anahi was detained despite having the documents to show she had an appointment to obtain her U.S. Residence. According to Garcia, the agents said she should have made the trip through Mexico to avoid being detained.

We spoke to an immigration lawyer, who told us that the agency is violating their own protocols because they did not allow her to make it to her appointment.

Anahi’s father tells us he hopes she’ll soon be released because her children need their mother.

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Woman Detained by Border Patrol While Visiting Child During Surgery

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9 Comments

  1. So they travel to Houston to go to El Paso, makes no sense to me.

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    • umm..flights are cheaper out of major hubs such as houston..and typically way cheaper than from valley, san antonio etc…-LorenD

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    • They could’ve driven there cheaper than a flight

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    • Carlos Zamora exactly, if they are trying to go the cheaper way driving would of been the way. I have never heard of anyone going to El paso for citizenship.

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    • Well there is a Mexican Consulate there but there’s also one in McAllen and San Antonio

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    • She was supposedly gking to ciudad juarez which makes np sense…if you ate fixing tote papers here while in the U.S., immigration will give you an appointment in the U.S

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    • When you receive the letter to go to Juarez, that means that you’re risking not coming back if declined. My husband’s lawyer told him not to go to Juarez if he got an appt. He would be risking not being able to return because he didn’t have his military card since he came into the US before he was 18. We were informed though that he could travel within the US but it was upto the Customs officer if they would let him thru if not he would have to go back to the Valley but not detained. This story direct make sense. Someone is lying here to get empathy to get released

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  2. There is so much to this story that stinks… the facts contradict themselves….. she has permission.. then she doesn’t have permission….. she has her papers… then she doesn’t have her papers….. the story jumps all over the place…

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  3. Was she going to the hospital or to the immigration office?! LMAO…hell the post contradicts itself!! But whatever story makes her look better for her case is ALL that matters right?! Poor poor criminal got caught…this crap is way out of control!

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