Timeline for entries tagged “Crimes Against Migrants”

A chronology of events related to U.S. border governance and migration

May 12, 2020

  • The ACLU of Texas files a civil rights lawsuit against the CBP agent responsible for the 2018 shooting death of 20-year-old Guatemalan woman Claudia Gómez González in Laredo, Texas. Gómez González was killed during a confrontation with border agents in a vacant lot after crossing the border with other migrants. The ACLU asserts that she was a victim of excessive violence and a civil rights violation.

Tags: Crimes Against Migrants, Human Rights, Migrant Deaths

April 21, 2020

  • The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the federal government cannot be held liable for the actions of CBP agent Esteban Manzanares, who abused, sexually assaulted, and buried alive three Honduran migrants who had crossed into Texas from Mexico in 2014. According to the court, Manzanares was not acting within his official CBP agent capacity when he assaulted the trio.

Tags: Crimes Against Migrants, Human Rights, Migration, Organizational Culture

February 19, 2020

  • CBP officer Esaul Bello pleads guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law for using unreasonable force and performing an unreasonable seizure during an inspection at the port of entry in Calexico. As part of his misdemeanor plea agreement, Bello resigned and gave up his security clearance. He is now awaiting sentencing, which could result in up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Tags: Crimes Against Migrants, Human Rights, Organizational Culture, Ports of Entry

February 11, 2020

  • Doctors Without Borders releases a report indicating that in October alone, 75% of their patients in Nuevo Laredo who had returned under the Remain in Mexico policy had been kidnapped recently. Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan responds by claiming the information he received from U.S. and Mexican authorities did not align with Doctors Without Borders’ findings, and crime has not been as severe as the group claims.

Tags: Crimes Against Migrants, Migration, Remain in Mexico