Houston Man Deported, Could be U.S. Citizen Afterall

Posted on June 29th, 2010 No Comments

According to a report by the Houston Chronicle, 19-year-old Luis Alberto Delgado was deported last week after being pulled over by a Jim Wells County Sheriff Captain. Delgado and his brother were near Alice, Texas, when they were stopped because Delgado, the passenger, was not wearing a seat belt.

Delgado’s brother, Edward Luis Pompa’s, broken English and inability to produce a driver’s license made him an immediate suspect. The officer called border patrol to question Delgado while he took Pompa to county jail, where he was charged with driving without a license. Pompa made bail and was released after federal officials confirmed his citizenship.

Delgado was not as fortunate. Immigration officials claimed the U.S. Birth Certificate he possessed, proving his birth at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital, was not his. The Social Security and Texas I.D. cards he also carried were of no use either. The Chronicle reports that, after being questioned for eight hours, Delgado signed papers he believed would allow him to be released from custody and return to his Houston home. Instead, the signed papers sent him to Matamoros. Barred from the U.S., Delgado currently remains stuck in the town of Reynosa, Mexico.

The Houston Chronicle writes that, “A spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services, Chris Van Deusen, confirmed that the state has a birth certificate on file matching the information on one provided to authorities by Delgado.”

Immigration is a serious issue in the United States. To have an experienced Conroe immigration attorney on your side, call Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865 .

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