After 23 days, ICE finally released Francisco Erwin Galicia—a Dallas-born U.S. CITIZEN •He lost 26 pounds b/c they starved him •They denied him showers •They crammed him in a tiny space w/60 men How much longer y’all who support 45 staying silent?🤔
“Galicia says he lost 26 pounds during that time because officers didn’t provide him with enough food. He wasn’t allowed to shower. His skin was dry and dirty.”
This is what can happen to an American citizen who happens to share the background of people the president and his base see as a threat
American citizen -detained 90 miles from the border -held by CBP for 23 days -wasn't allowed to shower -slept on the floor with 60 other men -lost 26 pounds "It’s one thing to see these conditions on TV and in the news. It’s another to go through them."
Francisco Erwin Galicia, the U.S. citizen who spent more than three weeks in immigration custody, says he couldn't shower for 23 days and that conditions were so bad he almost self-deported. My latest on the story for
The US citizen who was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol was not allowed to shower for 23 days and lost 26 pounds from lack of food. Important coverage from my friend
In 23 days, he lost 26 pounds. Not allowed shower. Slept on concrete in crowded cell w/ 60 others. So bad, this *US citizen* almost signed paperwork to deport him to some other country. “I just needed to get out of there.”
Story on the American teenager who finally got out of CBP detention center after 23 days: he tells Dallas Morning News conditions were so bad he lost 26 pounds and almost accepted deportation to Mexico
A TX-born US citizen, Galicia showed CBP his Texas ID, Social Security Card & wallet-sized birth certif. "I told them we had rights & asked to make a phone call...they told us ‘You don’t have rights to anything’." Held 23 days, lost 26 lbs, no showers.  
From the Dallas-born US citizen who spent 23 days in immigration custody: “It was inhumane how they treated us. It got to the point where I was ready to sign a deportation paper just to not be suffering there anymore. I just needed to get out of there”
I got a chance to interview Francisco last night and we'll air the interview tonight on
“It was inhumane how they treated us. It got to the point where I was ready to sign a deportation paper just to not be suffering there anymore.” In sum: An American citizen nearly went to a country he’s not from to escape torture by his own government.
This is an obscenity. For 23 days, this US citizen: -Lost 26lbs bc officers didn’t give him enough food. -Wasn’t allowed to call out. -Wasn’t allowed to shower. -Shared an overcrowded, tick-infested space w 60 other guys -Slept on the floor
Conditions are so bad in CBP detention centers that an 18-year old US citizen lost 26 lbs in 23 days of detention. Cruel. Inhumane. It has to stop.
No shower for 23 days: U.S. citizen says conditions were so bad that he almost self-deported
‘No shower for 23 days: U.S. citizen says conditions were so bad that he almost self-deported’ ‘many were afraid to ask to go to the doctor because CBP officers told them their stay would start over if they did’ 😑
Wrongfully detained for 3 weeks in CBP custody. Unconscionable conditions. A lack of food. And this is for a U.S. citizen who had his ID and birth certificate. This could happen to anyone. It’s sickening. It’s not the America we know and love.
“It was inhumane how they treated us. It got to the point where I was ready to sign a deportation paper just to not be suffering there anymore. I just needed to get out of there" -- U.S. citizen whom ICE and CBP wrongly detained for three weeks
A quote from a US citizen held by CBP: “It was inhumane how they treated us. It got to the point where I was ready to sign a deportation paper just to not be suffering there anymore. I just needed to get out of there.”
“Galicia says he lost 26 pounds during that time in a South Texas immigrant detention center because officers didn’t provide him with enough food.”
U.S. Border Patrol detained Francisco Erwin Galicia, a Dallas-born U.S. citizen, for 23 days “in conditions that made him so desperate he almost opted to self-deport...lost 26 pounds during that time...because officers didn’t provide him with enough food.”
U.S. citizen says conditions were so bad that he almost self-deported “It was inhumane how they treated us. It got to the point where I was ready to sign a deportation paper just to not be suffering there anymore. I just needed to get out of there.”
“Powerless. That’s how I felt. How with all this proof that I was giving them could they hold me?” he said. No shower for 23 days: U.S. citizen says conditions were so bad that he almost self-deported
Outrageous: No shower for 23 days: U.S. citizen says conditions were so bad that he almost self-deported
"[U.S. citizen] Galicia says he lost 26 pounds during that time in a South Texas immigrant detention center because officers didn’t provide him with enough food."
Francisco Erwin Galicia is a US citizen who was detained at the border after claimed his TX birth certificate, ID, & Social Security card were fake. He was held for more than 3 weeks & lost 26 pounds from lack of food.
No shower for 23 days: U.S. citizen says conditions were so bad that he almost self-deported