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Another Cross-Border Shooting Death on Arizona - Mexico Border

"A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a teenager in Nogales, Sonora, late Wednesday night after being shelled with rocks near the border fence. The Sonora State Investigative Police identified the fallen suspect as 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez of Nogales, Sonora."...

Cross-Border Killings Raise Questions

"The unlikely scenario of Border Patrol agents in the United States gunning down Mexican rock throwers in Mexico has played out several times in the last two years, outraging the Mexican government, raising questions about the Border Patrol’s use of force, and causing diplomatic huddles between...

Border Patrol account of deadly Nogales shooting is disputed

"A Nogales teenager was simply walking down the street and not throwing rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents the night he was shot and killed, a new witness says, contradicting the agency's initial statement." - Perla Trevizo, Arizona Daily Star, Mar. 30, 2013 .

Border Patrol Agent Called for Non-Lethal Weapon Before Fatal Shooting

"The Border Patrol agent who shot and killed 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres in 2011 made a last-minute call for non-lethal weapons prior to shooting through the border fence into Mexico, according to a new account of the shooting. The 10-page final report on the shooting from the Department of...

Borderline Insanity at the Fence in Nogales

"The fence that separates Nogales, Ariz., from Nogales, Mexico, is a see-through wall of vertical steel rods 15 to 18 feet high, set four inches apart in a deep bed of concrete. It is a rusty ribbon that runs up and down dusty hills and streets, cutting one city into two and jutting into the desert...

Border Crossings Down, But Deaths Remain the Same: Video

"Border crossings are at an all-time low but the number of recorded deaths remain the same. Since President Barack Obama took office, he's overseen at least 1.8 million deportations, a figure that has likely reached 2 million today. Fusion's Jorge Ramos went to the border of Nogales, Arizona...

Did U.S. Border Patrol Agents Murder Jose Antonio Elena?

"Sixteen-year-old Jose Antonio Elena got the kind of punishment that those who toss rocks at Border Patrol agents receive with startling frequency: He was shot with a .40-caliber round from an agent’s service weapon. The bullet hit Elena in the back of the head. He slumped mortally wounded...

Steel Communion

"It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez. Tuesday they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona. "I'm just a couple of bars, a couple steps away from her," the 35-year-old said he...

Judge Orders Attorney Access to Refugee Kids in Arizona Immigration Jail

"On July 10, 2014, prompted by the government’s initial response to the large influx of unaccompanied alien children6 (“unaccompanied children” or “UAC”) and families – many from El Salvador – who have recently been apprehended along the United States border...

Border Patrol Agent Indicted for Cross-Border Shooting Death of Mexican Teen

Tucson Sentinel, Sept. 24, 2015 - "Nearly three years after a 2012 shooting in Nogales, the U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired through the border fence and killed 16-year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury . Agent Lonnie Swartz will be charged with...

10 Shots Across the Border

Mark Binelli, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 3, 2016 - "The subject who was hit was ... a 16-year-old resident of Nogales, Mexico, named José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, who was on the Mexican side of the border. He had been shot 10 times from behind; an autopsy later revealed that gunshot...

American Woman Sues for 'Inhuman & Degrading' Border Search: Cervantes v. USA

Jamie Ross, Courthouse News, June 10, 2016 - "Border Patrol agents subjected a teenage U.S. citizen to seven hours of abusive and degrading searches and strip searches for no reason as she tried to walk home from breakfast in Nogales — then they lied about it, her attorney says. As in many...