Supreme Court rules Mexican parents can’t sue Border Patrol agent who killed their son

By Pete Williams–NBC NEWS

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the parents of a 15-year-old boy cannot sue the federal agent who fatally shot him by firing across the border separating the United States and Mexico — a case that inflamed tensions over border security.


Lee Gelernt, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, who argued the case disagreed with the ruling.

“The gravity of this ruling could not be clearer given the Trump administration’s militarized rhetoric and policies targeting people at the border. Border agents should not have immunity to fatally shoot Mexican teenagers on the other side of the border fence,” Gelernt said. “The Constitution does not stop at the border.”


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