Commentary: By Adam Gettinger-Brizuela MA, CATC-IV “Let us not fear going to jail. If the officials threaten to arrest us for standing up for our rights, we must answer by saying that we are willing and prepared to fill up the jails of the South.” The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., February, 1960 I’m [...]
Tag Archives: Border Patrol
October 19, 2012
Commentary: By Pedro Rios In less than six weeks four tragic deaths – 3 civilians and 1 Border Patrol agent – have marred the U.S.-Mexico border. In the most recent case, 16-year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was shot dead after allegedly being involved in a rock-throwing incident on, October 10 in Nogales, Sonora. These [...]
August 3, 2012
Commentary: By Herman Baca Committee on Chicano Rights, (CCR) The stopping, detaining, and the senior citizen abuse of 96 year old ex.-Governor (1974-77), of Arizona, Raul Castro along with his wife and Ms. Anne Doan (driver) by the U.S. Border Patrol raises legal and constitutional questions that the CCR has requested the U.S. Department of [...]
May 11, 2012
By Pablo Jaime Sáinz Two years after the death of San Diego resident Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, his family and supporters continue demanding justice and answers from the Obama administration. Hernandez Rojas died in May 2010, a few days after being beaten and tased by Border Patrol agents near the San Ysidro pedestrian exit. The case [...]
September 30, 2011
By Valeria Fernández New America Media PHOENIX, Ariz. – The number of apprehensions of undocumented immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped, but reports of abuses against immigrants are on the rise. Those are the findings of a new report released by the Arizona humanitarian aid organization No More Deaths. The report, “A [...]
June 3, 2011
By Mariana Martínez A year has passed since that night on May 28th 2010, when about twenty federal agents beat and tasered an undocumented immigrant, Anastasio Hernández, as he was being deported to Tijuana. The beating and tasing left him brain dead; he was declared dead at a San Diego Hospital a few [...]
June 18, 2010
Comentario: Por Rafael Prieto Zartha America’s Voice Este fin de semana los familiares de Sergio Adrián Hernández descendieron al lugar donde el menor se desplomó por el impacto de una bala disparada por un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza debajo del llamado Puente Negro de la frontera y de rodillas lavaron la sangre derramada [...]
June 11, 2010
DOJ must fully investigate mounting deaths and violence at border Los Angeles – News of two recent deaths in the border region involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents highlights once again the dangers of militarization of the region and adequate training of those patrolling the area. As the border security apparatus grows in size and [...]
June 4, 2010
By Mariana Martinez
The yellow light came down gently over the body, making it hard to distinguish if it was covered in blood or sweat.
According to an eyewitness, I will call Juan, —a 62 year old immigrant who was afraid of full identification—Anastasio Hernández Rojas, was with him on the bus, along with 14 other people. They where all handcuffed and defeated.
Juan and four other men were deported first.
They meet with Mexican immigration officials (INAMI) who told them they could make a phone call to their families. Juan needed to call his family in Guadalajara and was waiting to make the call, when he heard screams coming from the other side of the fence. He ran toward the sound, only to see a man being dragged on the floor by six immigration officers. The man was Anastasio.
June 4, 2010
Anastasio Rojas golpeado salvajemente por Agentes Por Mariana Martinez Las luces amarillas apenas iluminaban levemente el bulto que era el cuerpo y era difícil saber si estaba sangrando o cubierto en sudor. Segun recuerda “Juan” un migrante de 62 años quien pidió no revelar su identidad a los medios, Anastasio Hernández Rojas, [...]
Tiroteo en la línea, 5 heridos, 78 arrestados y un menor enfrentándose al cargo de traficante de personas
September 25, 2009
Por Mariana Martinez Los miles de usuarios de la garita de San Ysidro estuvieron como público cautivo en un tiroteo que terminó con 5 personas heridas y 78 detenidos, todos ellos migrantes indocumentados mexicanos. Además, el tiroteo dejó cerrada la importante garita por más de 4 horas. El Martes, alrededor de las 3:25 p.m., se [...]
August 21, 2009
Latino American Democratic Club members urge him to stop check points that are targeting the Hispanic community By America Barceló-Feldman – Amid criticism and bitter comments, Escondido Police Chief Jim Maher tried to explain his policy surrounding the controversial check points, to a skeptical crowd and where activists described his policies as anti-immigrant. NORTH COUNTY [...]
July 31, 2009
Por Mariana Martinez Robert Rosas, agente de la patrulla fronteriza de 30 años de edad y padre de dos hijos, asignado al área de Tecate murió la noche del jueves 23 de julio en una zona montañosa de El Campo, herido de bala. Su asesinato fue seguido por un operativo de autoridades de ambos lados [...]