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A 9-year-old United States citizen was detained by Customs and Border Patrol officials for more than 30 hours this week after she tried to cross the U.S-Mexico border on her walk to school. The young girl, identified by a local NBC station as Julia Isabel Amparo Medina, was making her daily commute with her 14-year-old brother, Oscar, on Monday from their home in Tijuana, Mexico, to school in Ysidro, California, according to the station. But due to heavy traffic at the time, the two reportedly decided to continue their commute by walking across the U.S.-Mexico border instead of waiting in the car for fear of being tardy for class. Ralph DeSio, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson ... Full story

25 March