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Border Patrol killed my husband. Help bring justice to my family.

UPDATE from Presente.org: We have a partial win. The Department of Justice has opened a general investigation, but no information has been released, and no one has been held accountable. Sign the petition to demand that Anastasio’s killers be brought to justice. 

In 2010 near San Diego, Border Patrol beat and tasered my husband Anastasio while he was hogtied and face down on the pavement.  They tortured him to death, despite his repeated pleas for help.  

Over the last two years, Border Patrol has refused to release the names of the agents responsible or to reveal whether those involved have been disciplined. Anastasio was not their only victim. Since the year Anastasio was killed, Border Patrol agents have killed or seriously injured at least 9 people from San Diego, California to Brownsville, Texas.

My family is demanding that the Department of Justice conduct an open and thorough investigation of all the killings committed by the Border Patrol since 2010.  Will you join me in bringing justice to my family and the other families who have been victimized?


Maria Puga, widow of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas

The Message

Attorney General Eric Holder:

Attorney General Eric Holder: I just watched PBS video in which over a dozen Border Patrol agents beat and tasered Anastasio Hernández-Rojas while he laid face down and handcuffed behind his back, leading to his eventual death.

The circumstances surrounding Anastasio’s death were already suspicious, but this video makes it very clear that the Department of Justice needs to conduct an investigation into this immediately. Anastasio's family and the country need to know what happened to Anastasio and we all need to ensure that such tragic incidents involving the Border Patrol stop now.

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