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The following is a press release, dated March 26, 2012, from a coalition of human rights groups working on the border: WASHINGTON, D.C. –Human rights groups No More Deaths, the ACLU of New Mexico – Regional Center for Border Rights, the … Continue reading
No Escape: For Mexicans fleeing violence, the United States offers no refuge. by Susana Hayward LINK
Video on TexasMonthly Watch El Pasoans talk about their city and the continuing violence along the border.
Originally in Spanish – Google English Translation Piden a EU redefinir leyes de asilo político Alberto Ponce de Len El Diario de El Paso La situacin de los mexicanos refugiados en El Paso como resultado de la incertidumbre que genera … Continue reading
A Place at the Table Camera by: Seth Donald, Joanna Heatwole, Maria Salazar Sound: Seth Donald, Chad Heatwole
in places like El Paso, where the harsh realities associated with grinding poverty and immigration are a lived experience for most, and where the ubiquitous presence of the Border Patrol figures prominently in daily life, it is of the utmost importance that matters pertaining to both are treated with meticulous care.
It is nevertheless clear that, in Juan Patricio Peraza’s case, this did not occur. Continue reading
In the cross-examination Enrique Moreno again went over the list of things that VB didn’t know, and didn’t find out, when he arrived on the scene. He didn’t know the number of officers, their position, who was in charge, whether progress had been made, whether the subject had a means of escape…the list went on. And all of those things were important, weren’t they?
VB agreed that they were.
According to his training, a Border Patrol agent was required to assess these things before resorting to deadly force, was he not?
He was Continue reading
April 10, 2008. Today, Thursday, was the fourth day of the trial. The prosecution began by calling Irene Quijada to the stand. Before today I had known Juan Patricio through a single photograph (taken at Annunciation House shortly before his … Continue reading
April 8, 2008. The prosecution called Agent VB to the stand. He walked up from his seat at the defense table, a few feet away from where the parents of Juan Patricio were sitting. I don’t think Cesar and Irene … Continue reading