February 25, 2019

ICYMI: SCOTUS RULES FAMILY CANNOT SUE BORDER AGENT WHO SHOT THEIR SON

Media,Press Release

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in Hernandez v. Mesa that the family of a Mexican child who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a cross-border shooting cannot sue the agent for damages.

Families Belong Together Chair Jess Morales Rocketto released the following statement in response:

“Sergio Adrían Hernández Guëreca was just 15 when he was playing with his friends when a Customs and Border Patrol agent shot and killed him. Today, the Supreme Court ruled against holding an agent who executed him accountable, robbing his family a chance to seek justice for their child. All families who have been traumatized by this administration deserve justice.”

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The Families Belong Together coalition includes nearly 250 different groups comprising tens of thousands of Americans from all backgrounds who have joined together to fight the Trump Administration’s cruel family separation and anti-immigrant agenda. Led by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, MoveOn, the ACLU, FWD.us and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Families Belong Together coalition organized the National Day of Action that saw hundreds of thousands of people protest the family separation policy and other inhumane immigration policies at more than 780 events in all 50 states. The coalition is at the forefront of the fight to permanently end family separation and incarceration, immediately reunite all families who remain torn apart, reverse the Trump administration’s zero-humanity policy that created this crisis, and hold accountable anyone who has profited politically or financially from the suffering of these families.

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