I recently wrote in my blog, immigrants2bfree about a Mexican national, Anastacio Hernandez Rojas, a/k/a/ Anastasio Henandez Rojas, who was murdered at the border as the authorities returned him to Mexico.
Anastacio was attempting to re-enter the U.S. when he was apprehended by the border patrol. The U.S. fast tracked him for deportation since he had been recently deported days before.
Shortly before being returned to Mexico something went terribly wrong. There are two general versions. In the first, Anastacio made a run at the gate between the U.S. and Mexico. Authorities chased him down and went at him.
In the second version, Anastasio was seated on the ground in hand cuffs and was attacked and beaten by law enforcement.
Which ever version suits your fancy, one thing is for sure: Anastacio was attacked by up to 20 law enforcement officers who beat the holy hell out of him. They tazered him and hit him in the head so hard he lost consciousness.
By the time Anastacio was delivered to the hospital he was pronounced brain dead. The death was rules a homicide by the medical examiner.
The video taken by the medical student is troubling, as not only does it depict a person being murdered, his perpetrators did so under sanction of a badge issued by the United States of America. It reflects the worst side of law enforcement and is a disgrace to every border patrol agent who risks his life on a daily basis to get it right.
All of this could have been avioded with comprehensive immigration reform. The US Mexico border is like a war zone because the American people can't find a simple solution to a problem they created years ago by having a loose border and through their unskilled labor needs.
Call your senator and tell him we need comprehensive immigration reform today! Then get on your knees, those of you who are with me on this point, let's get on our knees and pray for the lost soul, Anastacio Hernandez Rojas, a/k/a Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, his family including twin 4 year olds and the rest of the 13,000,000 undocumented people searching for a solution to this ugly problem.