A South Texas woman’s lawsuit against the federal government for deporting her 1-year-old daughter — a U.S. citizen — to Mexico will move forward after a federal appeals court ruled that it was incorrectly dismissed by a lower court.
Monica Castro did not see her daughter for three years after the Border Patrol deported her along with her father, an illegal immigrant, whom Castro had reported to authorities after an argument, according to court records.
Castro, originally from Corpus Christi, met Omar Gallardo after moving to Lubbock with her family. Castro left the home she shared with Gallardo and their daughter.
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