Immigration Law

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Details Emerge, Questions Remain in Texas 'Rain of Death' Investigation
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Texas law enforcement agents were close enough to a pickup truck to see it was carrying people, not drugs, before one opened fire, killing two Guatemalan immigrants hiding under a cover in the vehicle's bed, a diplomat said Tuesday. Texas Department... Read More

Border D.A. Asks for Halt to 'Rain of Death'
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Hidalgo County district attorney has asked the Texas Department of Public safety to temporarily suspend its practice of using airborne sharpshooters to disable vehicles suspected of criminal activity. Last week, two immigrants suspected of being... Read More

FBI to Review Texas 'Rain of Death' Shooting; DPS Chase Stats Appalling
Posted on 3 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Texas DPS chief on Friday asked federal agents to review the deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants, killed last week when a state trooper opened fire on a smuggling vehicle near La Joya. The Texas Rangers will hand over their investigation to... Read More

Texas Helicopter Shooting Deaths: Excessive Use of Force
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Was it right for a Texas Department of Public Safety employee to shoot at a pick-up truck [from a helicopter,] resulting in the deaths of two undocumented immigrants? Was it a reasonable use of police force? Under the doctrine of proportionality... Read More

Texas Jettisons 'Rain of Death' Helicopter Policy
Posted on 22 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Four months after a helicopter-borne Texas Department of Public Safety trooper mistakenly shot and killed two immigrants in the back of a fleeing pickup near the Mexican border, the agency has banned shooting from helicopters in similar scenarios... Read More