The Mexican boxer Abel Aparicio faces a tough battle not against some opponent but with the deportation process. After 16 years of living in the United States he could be separated from his children, since they are citizens.
Aparicio lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He was arrested with friends during a vacation in Florida, which attracted a real nightmare in his life.
Un boxeador mexicano está a punto de ser deportado tras vivir 16 años en EE.UU. https://t.co/J3gyUoJgpc— RT en Español (@ActualidadRT) July 31, 2019
While they were driving in the sports car, an agent stopped them because they were traveling with a dull light. After asking for the papers and this presenting a Mexican ID, the agents asked him to get out of the car, without explaining that they would call the Border Patrol.
The Mexican boxer was arrested and taken into custody of the United States Immigration Police. After 10 days in detention he was released on bail and faces a process against him that could end his deportation.
Attorney Wilfredo Allen mentions that cases like these are the result of planned raids that are due to systematic racism.
Despite the fear the boxer does not give up and assures that he will fight so that “justice is done not only for me. But for many people who are locked up by the same situation”.