The liberal federal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a Mexican teen on Mexican side of the border doesn't have immunity and can be sued by the boy's family for violating his civil rights…because the U.S. Constitution covers the Mexican on Mexican soil. Incredibly, the 9th Circuit said the agent, Lonnie Swartz, "violated a clearly established constitutional right and is thus not immune from suit."
On Oct.10, 2012, Jose Antonio Elena-Rodriguez was in Mexico, near the international border fence in Nogales, when Swartz shot him from the Arizona side. According to Swartz' attorney, Elena-Rodriguez was part of a drug smuggling operation and throwing rocks at Swartz, endangering his life.
Swartz’ attorney argued he was immune from a civil lawsuit because the U.S. Constitution didn't extend to Mexico. In April, 2018 a Tucson jury acquitted agent Swartz of second-degree murder charges, but was deadlocked on a lesser manslaughter charge.
There was a similar case in Texas. A Mexican teen boy was also fatally shot by a Border Patrol agent in a rock-throwing incident, but court said the Mexican was not protected by the Constitution. The case reached the Supreme Court, but it sent back to the lower court reaffirming that the boy wasn't constitutionally protected. The new ruling completely reverses this decision.
Another activist federal judge has told President Trump to reinstate DACA because he hasn’t properly explained the reasons to end it. How about DACA was created by a president and it can be ended by a president? How about that DACA was an illegal executive act that circumvented Congress and immigration laws, therefore it is illegal? Liberal activist judges should NOT legislate from the bench or undercut the Constitution.
Judges are NOT social workers or legislators. They need to punish all criminals, including illegal aliens, rather than excuse and reward them.
We need to end DACA now and stop excusing illegal aliens brought here as minors, and rewarding them with the benefits, privileges and rights or citizens. If we excuse and reward any illegal immigration today, we only get more tomorrow.
President Trump has threatened to shut-down the federal government if Congress does not fund the border wall, and I and many other Americans (including many Americans of Mexican descent) support him. Trump said "If we don't get border security after many, many years of talk within the United States I would have no problem doing a shutdown."
It’s time Americans had a president that put Americans’ safety and well-being first, and protected them against illegal immigration including criminals and terrorists. The Wall should be one of several ways to secure the border, such as more Border Patrol agents and electronic technology. But a wall is necessary.
A Mexican illegal alien who has been living in the U.S. for 28 years was sentenced to nine months in jail for his third DUI in Virginia. Mario Santos-Ochoa, 44, was sentenced to nine months in jail on Monday, July 30 and immigration authorities placed a detainer on him for deportation…again.
Santos-Ochoa was deported five times between September 1997 and September 2014. Santos-Ochoa was convicted in federal court in Texas of “re-entering the U.S. after being deported — in 2009, 2011 and 2012 — and sentenced to seven months, 180 days and 15 months, respectively, in federal prison,” court documents stated.
Once again “family separation” is being claimed for leniency because Santos-Ochoa has four children, ages 9 to 21 years old, who were all born in the U.S.
In another example of leftist judicial activism, U.S. District Judge Denise Casper, who was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts by Barack Obama, allowed a lawsuit to continue that targets President Trump’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status or TPS because it’s “racist”. This Obama-appointed judge ruled that non-citizens can sue the Trump administration for revoking a temporary protected status on the basis of unsubstantiated claims of “racism.”
According to the liberal/leftist Judge Casper, comments by Pres. Trump and officials in his administration, make it plausible that there was a “discriminatory purpose” in winding down the TPS protections. Because the vast majority of illegal aliens are coming from 3rd world nations, her decision has opened the way for a number of activist groups representing asylum seekers and illegal aliens from Haiti, El Salvador, and other 3rd world countries to bring forward their claim of racial discrimination in the decision.
While many American citizens are concerned with obvious violations of illegal aliens coming over the southern border, aliens claiming asylum has become as big of a problem. Legal advocates for these asylum seekers are abusing and overusing legal concepts like Temporary Protected Status as loop holes to keep aliens in the U.S. indefinitely.