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Dallas-Born High School Senior Battles With DHS Over Citizenship

A high school senior, Francisco Galicia, was born in Dallas and yet has found himself tied up in immigration court after the authorities tried to deport him

Francisco Galicia faces an almost year-long wait to have his case heard before an immigration judge unless Immigration and Customs Enforcement ends its case against him before August 2020.

It’s been said that tough cases make for bad law, so situations like Francisco’s, caused by false paperwork filed by his single mother when he was only three, should be watched closely by those concerned about the future of immigration reform. 

DHS is quoted as saying,

“As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s homeland security mission, our trained law enforcement professionals adhere to the Department’s mission and values, and uphold our laws while continuing to provide the nation with safety and security.”

The question now is, how can the DHS reorder themselves to avoid cases like Francisco’s in the future and free up resources to apply them where they’re more needed?