PHOENIX – A border officer in the south of Arizona is facing criminal prosecution for telling his employer that he was born in Texas when he was actually a resident of Mexico.
An indictment filed Wednesday in Tucson claims to be the U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Marco Antonio De la Garza, Jr. lied about his citizenship in October during a background updates check tied to his job.
The employment requirements for Customs and Border Protection include the provision of a proof of the AMERICAN citizenship.
It is unclear how De la Garza was able to work despite it is not an American citizen.
Matthew H. Green, a Tucson lawyer who De la Garza, did not immediately return a call and e-mail on a Friday afternoon seeking comment.