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Letter From Juan Garcia Mosqueda—NYC Gallerist & Legal Resident—Denied Entry to US

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 1, 2017
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Juan Garcia Mosqueda, Founder of Chelsea design gallery Chamber and curator, has been denied entry to the United States by border patrol agents. This, despite the fact that the Argentina-born Mosqueda has been a legal US resident for 10 years.

On February 24th, while returning from Buenos Aires, Mosqueda was detained for what he describes as a “36-hour nightmare” during which he was denied legal counsel, food, and privacy while using the bathroom. Fourteen hours later, he was forced to board a flight returning to BA.
He’s written a letter to his friends and colleagues about the ordeal, titled “The Visible Wall,” which we’re republishing below.

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