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Garza: Border Protection and u.s

garza: Employment requirements for Customs and Border Protection include providing proof of U.S. citizenship, according to Metro News. It's unclear how De la Garza was able to get his job despite not being an American citizen. Marco Antonio De la Garza Jr., an officer in southern Arizona, faces criminal charges for allegedly telling U.S. Customs and Border Protection and others in the government that he was born in Texas. An indictment filed Wednesday in Tucson said De la Garza lied about his citizenship in October during a background check update tied to his job. The agency hired him in April 2012, spokeswoman Teresa Small confirmed in an email Friday. The 37-year-old officer also is accused of making false statements about his birth country last year when he sought a U.S. passport. ( As reported in the news.