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Father of 17 year old female struck by motor vehicle initially denied humanitarian permit by CBP

Saul Velasquez, father of the young 17-year-old who was tragically hit by a motor vehicle last Friday in the Garrison St. Area was distraught with emotions as he faced the reality that he could possibly never be able to see his daughter alive again.

Velasquez who is a Mexican national was denied a special humanitarian permit by The United States Customs Department due to two previous deportations.

Velasquez young daughter remains in very critical condition and fighting for her life after she was hit by a 2017 Jeep Cherokee driven by Anna De La Garza and according to Eagle Pass Police Chief Albert Guajardo, run over by two other vehicles while she laid on the ground from the initial impact.

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“I am desperate. I can’t go see her. I went to try to get a permit but was denied. This hurts so much not being able to be with her. My wife is with her but I’m concerned because she is ill as well as she has a brain tumor and is delicate in health. I’m afraid that it will impact her hard and wish I could be there during our difficult times.” said Velasquez “I want to be with my daughter in these difficult times, I do not wish this on anyone. It’s something that hurts, it hurts a lot.”

Velasquez was granted a humanitarian permit to be able to travel to San Antonio, Texas and be with his family as they go through such difficult times.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Velasquez family.

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