Oh boy, I sure am glad that the U.S. Border Patrol is out there keeping us safe from *checks notes* nine-year-old girls who are actually U.S. citizens.
Border Patrol detains 9 year old U.S. citizen for 36 hours after falsely accusing her of lying about her identify
I'm sure BoingBoing meant "identity." I'm available for proofreading work.
In San Diego, the United States Border Patrol grabbed a girl who is 9 and a U.S. citizen and on her way to school, accused her of lying about her identity, then detained her for 36 hours.
Many families in the San Diego-Tijuana area cross the border routinely for work, school, and shopping. The child and her mother live on the Mexico side, and school is on the U.S. side.
They were reunited after the kid had been held away from her parents for 36 hours, when the Mexican consulate got involved.
Not only that, but Border Patrol tried to intimidate the little girl into admitting she was someone else and forced her brother, who was also detained, to sign a document saying his sister was actually his cousin. They also accused him smuggling and told him they were going to charge him with human trafficking. He's 14.
“My daughter told her brother that the officer told her that if she admitted that she was her cousin, she would be released soon so she could see her mom,” Galaxia said.
“I was scared. I was sad because I didn't have my mom or my brother. I was completely by myself,” Julia Medina said. She said she woke up several times throughout the night, sad because she wasn’t with her family.
Galaxia said officers made Oscar Medina sign a document that said his little sister was his cousin.
“That is not true,” Galaxia said. “She is my daughter. He was told that he would be taken to jail and they were going to charge him for human trafficking and sex trafficking.”
Oscar told NBC 7 he felt terrible for signing the document. He said he just wanted to see his sister.
FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL FUCK BORDER PATROL.
Fuck this racist, child-abusing terrorist organization. Abolish Border Patrol with ICE. Stop fucking harassing and traumatizing little kids of color.