The Border Patrol Killed My Husband

President Barack Obama and Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President

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My name is Maria.

Today I received bad news about the case of my husband, Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, who was murdered by the border agents on May 28, 2010.

Anastasio was beaten, electrocuted and killed in front of eyewitnesses, but the federal prosecutor told me he cannot bring criminal charges against the agents involved because there is not enough evidence.

If the agents had worn cameras on their uniforms, my husband might still be alive, or there would be evidence to hold the agents who killed my husband accountable.

But the agents walk free while my children suffer. They cry in their sleep and continue to ask me who is responsible for killing their father. I have no answer.

Mr. President, as a mother, I ask you to:

  1. Put cameras on all border agents to protect all families so that no one has to suffer like we have.
  2. Conduct an administrative investigation and discipline the agents involved in this killing and many others happening across the nation.
Petition by
Maria Puga, SBCC
San Diego, California

To: President Barack Obama and Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President
From: [Your Name]

What happened to Anastasio Hernandez Rojas is unconscionable. Our system of justice has failed and our government needs to respond. I stand with the family of Anastasio in asking President Obama to do three things:

1. Put cameras on all border agents to protect our families so that no one has to suffer like Anastasio's and others have.

2. Conduct an administrative investigation and discipline the agents involved in this killing and many others happening across the nation.