Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Remembering Esequiel Hernández, Jr. - 19 Years Ago, U.S. Marines Shot and Killed This U.S. Citizen on American Soil

 

 

LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom Immigration Law reminds us of of a sad casualty in U.S. border enforcement.

 
Every year around this time I remind readers: "In 1997, U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexican border as part of the war on drugs shot and killed Esequiel Hernández, Jr.   Mistaken for a drug runner, the 18 year old was, in fact, a U.S. citizen tending his family's goats with a .22 rifle.   He became the first American killed by U.S. military forces on native soil since the 1970 Kent State shootings."

This PBS DVD, The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández, is a must-view for all who care about our border policies. 

KJ

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