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Kidnapped Border Patrol agent says he feared for family

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Alfredo Watts | 27 June, 2017, 08:12

Agents assigned to the Laredo Sector found the woman in distress while they were working on a ranch near the small border city of El Cenizo, Texas.

The justices, in an unsigned ruling, sent the case back to the lower court to reconsider whether the lawsuit brought by the parents of Sergio Hernandez can proceed against U.S. Border Patrol agent Jesus Mesa.

The Supreme Court said the lower court made a mistake when it found Mesa had qualified immunity.

Lawyers for Hernandez's family disputed that account, saying the teenager was playing a game with other teenagers in which they would run across a culvert from the Mexican side and touch the US border fence before dashing back.

Justice Neil M. Gorsuch did not take part in the opinion. This decision affirms that the right to life is the single most fundamental human right and protecting it is paramount in our society.

Because Sergio is not a USA citizen and was shot outside the country, the 5th Circuit said, the family could not sue on the grounds that Mesa violated constitutional bans on unreasonable seizures and unjustified use of lethal force. They were tracking a group of individuals whom they suspected were illegal aliens, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. The Court of Appeals may address them, if necessary, on remand.

The case is Hernandez v. Mesa. Bush, the court ruled that Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees could challenge their detentions in US court. Those facts weren't known to the border agent at the time of the shooting.

Mexico and London-based Amnesty International, among others, have filed amicus briefs in support of the family.

The Supreme Court said the 5th Circuit should evaluate the Bivens question based on its June 19 decision finding that immigrants detained after the September 11 attacks had no implied right of action to sue for alleged constitutional violations.

Border Patrol says that they will continue to warn against the dangers of undocumented immigrants crossing into the United States through "dangerous environmental conditions".

Case of teen shot on Mexican side of border... The report said 19 of the shootings killed the victims. The lower court's rationale stressed that Hernandez was not a US citizen, which the justices say that Mesa did not know that when he shot him. In the video, Sergio peers from behind a concrete pillar as Mesa's fatal shot rings out.