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Border Network For Human Rights Statement On Teen Shooting Death

POSTED: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 5:07pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 8, 2012 - 12:14pm

Border Patrol Agents Shot and Killed Teenager from Cd. Juárez

Border Network for Human Rights Statement


El Paso, TX, June 8, 2010 – The Border Network for Human Rights, an 11-year-old community organizing group with about 4,000 members in El Paso and Southern New Mexico, wishes to release the following statement regarding the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old middle school student from Juárez by a Border Patrol agent in El Paso last night.


“The tragic death of a minor at the border in El Paso last night represents the second incident in which a civilian has died from actions by Customs and Border Protection officers in only two weeks. On May 31, Anastasio Hernandez Rojas died after being shocked with a stun gun by Border Patrol agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. Yesterday, around 6 PM (EST) once again, Border Patrol agents used lethal force to shot and kill Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca, a teenager from Ciudad Juárez.”


These incidents raise critical questions on CBP officers’ training, on the agency’s use of lethal force policies and practices, and on the overall respect toward the rights and lives of migrants crossing the US/Mexico border.


In both cases, the Border Network for Human Rights urges and calls for a prompt, balanced and transparent investigation. Should such investigation uncover wrongdoing, we expect that the agent and the agency will be held accountable. BNHR will follow these developments closely and is preparing a series of activities to bring about justice and accountability.”


The statement may be attributed to Border Network Executive Director Fernando Garcia.

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Come on this group is supporters of open Borders, let Drugg Dealers ,Gangbangers,Murders,Corrupt people to come to the USA,that Kid was a Drug Dealer,and Smuggler, not a young Kid just playing,he got what he deserved,nad I hope it shows we will not stand by while our officials get maimed or Killed

After watching several reports on the shooting i was somewhat surprised by the quick response of Mexican officials. within minutes they were pointing weapons towards border patrol officers. where are those Guys when other shootings occur in Juarez? When the El Paso sheriff's officer and his wife were shot, after a long pursuit in Juarez, in the middle of the city, in broad daylight, were was the mexican police, military?

Will you (Border Network for Human Rights)please state a position on the death of the Arizona rancher at the hands of illegal aliens/drug cartel criminals? Your statement concerning the Border Patrol actions against rock throwers is so, well, typical self-serving leftist, politically correct, anti-America hyperbole. And perhaps the media can explain why they are so quick to give any credibility to organizations such as BNHM, considering the facts have yet to be determined.

BNHR has no right to request or demand any investigation. Members of organizations like the BNHR should be considered traitors to the USA and should be dealt as such.

It is time to militarize the border in order to stop the flow of illegals entering the country. They should be given fair warning and if they do not heed the warning then our forces have every right to shoot in order to protect sovereign border.

This BP agent is a hero!

These incidents mean that the border is becoming more and more unstable and the agents fear for their lives now more than ever. Violence and hatred has grown alarming high in the past few years. 99.999999% of the time there is a non-deadly solution to these incidents. We need some fact here showing the 10s of thousands incidents that are handled peacefully. The BNHR, need to get their fact straight, until then shut your stupid mouths.

The Border Network for Human Rights are nothing but hypocrites galore. They have no say on anything other than to instigate hatred among the American people. Mr Garcia is nothing more than traitor to this nation by advocating discourse and distrust among Hispanic citizens. He has no answeres other than illegal entrance to this nation by intruders that can not make it in their own country.

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