Justice for Immigrant Killed at U.S.-Mexico Border

Target: Merrick Garland, U.S. Attorney General Nominee

Goal: Prosecute the 17 individuals who played a role in the brutal murder of an immigrant at the U.S.-Mexico border.

In 2010, Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was caught by U.S. Border Patrol while attempting to cross into the United States. He was brutally murdered by agents, but his death, and the names of those responsible for it, have been covered up for over a decade. Demand justice.

According to an investigation by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Rojas was handcuffed and then was subsequently beaten, kicked, and tasered. He was pronounced brain dead upon arrival at the hospital and died two days later. Federal action prevented local authorities from investigating the murder in what the Inter-American Commission is calling a “cover-up.” There were 17 individuals responsible for the murder of Rojas. Many of them went on to obtain leadership positions.

In 2015, the Department of Justice said no prosecutions would move forward. In 2017, Rojas’s family received a settlement from the government for $1 million. However, money can never replace a life that was lost. With a new Department of Justice now in power, it is time the agents responsible for this deadly crime pay the ultimate price. Demand the U.S. government prosecute the men and women who killed Anastasio Hernandez Rojas and then attempted to cover it up.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Judge Garland,

In 2010, Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was brutally murdered by U.S. border patrol agents. Handcuffed and outnumbered, he was beaten, kicked, and tasered. Then, his murder was covered up. It took five years for the government to even acknowledge this crime and seven years for Rojas’s family to receive a $1 million settlement. However, none of the 17 individuals have been prosecuted. Instead, many of them went on to serve in high-ranking government positions.

As the U.S.’s new attorney general, you have the opportunity to bring justice to Rojas and his family and pronounce that no such human rights atrocities have any place in America. I ask that you finally prosecute those responsible for this brutal murder and subsequent cover-up.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Tomas Castelazo




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7 Comments

  1. Shouldn’t have been sneaking over our border and hell no it wasn’t murder.

    • Lance Kammerud says:

      I can always tell when I read something so mind numbingly stupid…its from a obvious Trump supporter.

    • Evan Jane Kriss says:

      Not YOU again, Karen Redd. You’re a heartless mindless troll.

    • Karolina Socha-Dusko says:

      Yes, absolutely. I live in a poor country but somehow I know better than to invade other people’s homes, countries or other spaces – illegally. I also don’t take their stuff or force them to do anything. Somehow this has been a basic value of respect towards others for me since I was little. If it’s not for someone else, they are probably aware they are taking the risk that their target might defend themselves.

      I hate how this website is being abused for ultra-liberal political agendas instead of helping animals, nature, and seeking actual justice for crime victims.

  2. Merrick Garland, U.S. Attorney General Nominee

    Prosecute the 17 individuals who played a role in the brutal murder of an immigrant at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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