No shower for 23 days: U.S. citizen says conditions were so bad that he almost self-deported | Immigration | Dallas News

No shower for 23 days: U.S. citizen says conditions were so bad that he almost self-deported | Immigration | Dallas News

Francisco Erwin Galicia, a Dallas-born U.S. citizen, spent 23 days in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in conditions that made him so desperate he almost opted to self-deport.

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.

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He said he wasn’t allowed to shower and his skin was dry and dirty.

He and 60 other men were crammed into an overcrowded holding area where they slept on the floor and were given only aluminum-foil blankets, he said. Some men had to sleep on the restroom area floor.

via No shower for 23 days: U.S. citizen says conditions were so bad that he almost self-deported | Immigration | Dallas News

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