News Brief: Top Stories of July 23
ICE Detains American Citizen
Francisco Erwin Galicia, a Dallas-born citizen, was picked up by Border Patrol and detained for three weeks because he was not able to provide a US passport.
On June 27, Galicia was detained by Customs and Border Protection while he was traveling with his 17-year-old brother from Edinburg to a soccer scouting event in North Texas, his mother Sanjuana Galicia told the Dallas News.
Marlon only identification was his school ID and Galicia had his Texas ID, according to the Dallas News.
Galicia was detained for three weeks before being able to call his mother. He was then transported to an ICE Detention Facility in South Texas.
His mother provided the Customs and Border Patrol with his birth certificate stating he is an American citizen.
The Dallas Morning News later confirmed that Francisco Galicia has been released on July 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CST.
Francisco Erwin Galicia was released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday afternoon, his mother Sanjuana Galicia confirmed to The Dallas Morning News.
The Mueller Testimony
Robert Mueller will testify before Congress on Wednesday July 24. This is a highly anticipated testimony due to his findings.
Mueller plans on saying nothing that is not in the report but will be providing any opening statement in front of the House before receiving any questions.
There will be a lot of questions asked by Democrats and Republicans to finalize Mueller’s findings about the Trump Administration.
“Democrats on the Judiciary Committee plan to focus on a narrow set of episodes laid out in the report to direct Americans’ attention to what they see as the most egregious examples of Trump’s conduct, which point to obstruction of justice,” wrote the Associated Press.
The testimony will be a turning point in effecting the public’s opinion about Trump’s Administration.
The hearing begins on Wednesday at 8 a.m. EST.
Today marks eight years since the passing of jazz and pop singer Amy Winehouse. She was found dead in her London home in 2011 and the age of 27.
Winehouse suffered from many different demons within her life but she is most known for having a unique voice in jazz and pop music.
In 2008 Winehouse received a Grammy for Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
After her passing in 2015 a documentary film titled “Amy,” was created showing her struggles into becoming the artist she wanted to be.
Amy Winehouse is best known for songs such as Valerie, Back to Black, You know I’m No Good, Rehab, Love is a Losing Game and Tears Dry On Their Own.
9/11 Victim Compensation
The Senate passed a bill to fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund until 2090.
The bill moved through the House with a vote of 402-12 and was held in the Senate until today when they voted to pass the bill 97-2.
The fund was created to provide compensation to an individual who suffered any physical harm during the day of 9/11, according to the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Jon Stewart and John Feel helped to push this bill to pass through Congress because the funding was planned to expire in 2020.