Agency grants review in deportation battle
Hernan Rozemberg: Express-News
Instead, though previously unwilling to hear him out, they've now agreed to take another look at whether they're about to kick a U.S. citizen out of the country.
The move was deemed unusual, since Martínez said he had provided ICE investigators long ago with ample documentation designed to prove that Espinoza, 36, was born and raised in Brownsville.
She declined to comment on why the case was not reviewed earlier.
While he understood the immigration court by law couldn't consider proof of citizenship, Martínez insisted the ensuing chaos could have been averted had ICE simply taken an earlier look.
Martínez said he shared the documents in September with Jerry Robinette, ICE's top investigator in San Antonio.