Although Juan Zepeda’s argument about assuming himself as a native well bonded to his town, and therefore to the State of Mexico, the truth is that the PRD’s candidate was not born in Nezahualcóyotl.
According to a file provided by Ipomex concerning to the officials of the mentioned municipality, Juan Zepeda has registered as his birthplace the City of Mexico or also called Distrito Federal (Ipomex).
About the situation of Zepeda as an inmate in the US, the available information is pretty much diffuse. The website of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which belongs to the American government, does not show any data where Zepeda had been indicted for any felony.
Nevertheless, it is worth to make a statement on this point. The site has records of inmates from 1982 to nowadays. If we consider that Juan Zepeda was born in 1968, and he does not specify when he illegally migrated to the States (it can be guessed that he did it during his puberty or adolescence, due to the fact that he studied Law in the UNAM in the 90s), it is likely that he “lost his freedom” while he was still an underage, in which case the punishment could have been deportation.
In this case, and given the haziness, from the candidate when he goes deeper about his situation as an illegal immigrant and from the data that throw some light to his statements –and that certainly can be generalized because of statistic imprecisions of the illegal migration-, it is concluded that there are not enough elements to assert or to refute the aspect established by Juan Zepeda with the clear intention of create a bond in a conjunctural moment and with special attention to the migrants in USA.
Sources of information:
Ipomex. Candidatos electos mr y rp entregable.pdf.
http://www.ipomex.org.mx/ipo/archivos/downloadAttach/471226.web;jsessionid=AFB5A7047D5E2B3C2699CBE7C5278091 .Checked on April 6th 2017.
Federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmate Locator. https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/ .Checked on April 6th 2017.
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