Border Patrol releases undocumented mother who was taking son to surgery

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - An advocacy group says Border Patrol has released a Mexican woman who was briefly detained after accompanying her four-year-old son to a San Antonio hospital.

The Workers Defense Action Fund says Silvia Macuixtle’s son broke his arm and needed to be taken from Laredo to San Antonio for surgery, which required crossing a checkpoint.

Border Patrol confirmed on Sunday that its agents followed Macuixtle to the hospital where her son had surgery and then detained her.

The group says her lawyers say that she was returned to Laredo and released.

Last year, the agency detained a 10-year-old girl who crossed a checkpoint for gallbladder surgery.