April 17, 2018

Castro Statement on Mother Detained by Border Patrol Agents at San Antonio Hospital

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Joaquin Castro, First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement: 

“It is extremely troublesome that Border Patrol agents would follow Silvia Macuixtle, a mother accompanying her four year old son to emergency surgery, and detain her at the hospital during a traumatic time. This practice is morally coarse. The United States should not be a place where mothers accompanying their children facing life-threatening conditions are at risk for deportation. Cases like this should never happen again.” 

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