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.
Mexican nationalist socialist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has won the Mexican presidential election. His victory signals a new and dangerous chapter in U.S.-Mexico relations and dangers on the border.
Obrador is compared to Venezuela’s socialists Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro who have been extremely antagonistic toward the U.S., and who have wrecked the Venezuelan economy. The U.S. should be prepared for Obrador’s provocative and antagonistic behavior on its southern border.
He has said he will encourage Mexicans to swarm across the border into the U.S. because it’s a “human right”. This could mean greater, more organized efforts to overwhelm the border much in the same way Palestinians have tried to cross the Israeli border.
The 54 illegal aliens found in a trailer in San Antonio last night, are being treated as "victims" by the local liberal Media, pro-open borders activists, and the Democrats. These people paid about $8000 each to be smuggled into the United States illegally and endanger their lives along with some children. They were not kidnapped or forced to come to America as slaves. The media here and in their homelands, and along with politicians, should discourage people from coming to the U.S. illegally because that would help put the smugglers out of business.
In the meantime, the City of San Antonio is providing legal counseling to these illegal aliens at taxpayers' expense. Isn't that a violation of SB-4? Should taxpayers provide legal counsel to people who broke federal laws to enter the country, and who paid smugglers? The Texas Attorney General should look into this matter.
George Rodriguez, El Conservador, Elconservador.net
A pair of misguided millennials were arrested by the police on Saturday, June 23, in connection with the vandalism of two San Antonio missions. The graffiti message they left appeared to be in response to the ongoing border crisis, although the affidavit did not state a motive behind the pair's alleged actions.
One message read, "I really don't care. Do u?" which seems to reference the message printed on the back of first lady Melania Trump's jacket as she boarded the plane after visiting migrant children in South Texas on Thursday. The other messages written on the missions included "F--- ICE," along with some indistinguishable characters.
This is further evidence of how the liberal media hysteria over the detention of illegal alien families is affecting some people. Earlier this week, a Florida man was arrested for threatening to kill Florida Republican Congressman Brian Mast’s children over the issue.
The liberal Media and the Democrats seem to have lost their collective minds with publicity stunts and outrageous comments designed to embarrass the Trump Administration and undermine border security. It’s obvious that many emotional people are being inspired to take negative, even criminal actions, and San Antonio is not immune.
Good manners and civility seem to have been replaced with vulgarity and confrontation as outlined in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” by the liberal Media and the Democrats. Voters should remember in November.
The Democrats and the liberal Media, particularly the Spanish-speaking media like Univision and Telemundo, will soon have another emotional meltdown as the U.S studies and considers Israel's border fence with Egypt as a model for the U.S./Mexico border. On Tuesday June 12, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visited and inspected Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt for ideas regarding the U.S./Mexico wall.
The U.S. needs a 2,000 mile wall or barrier to stem, or hopefully stop, illegal aliens entering from Mexico. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu angered Mexico last year by publicly backing Trump's call for a secured border and pointing to the towering, sensor-rigged Egyptian border fence as a possible model.
Mexico, who has often sided with Muslim nations in the U.N. against Israel, undoubtedly will see this as one more reason for the Mexican government to harbor ill will against Israel. Also, many Chicano nationalists in America view the southwestern United States as “occupied lands” in similar terms as Palestinians and Muslim nations view Israeli land.