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Trump administration says no lawsuits over border killings

Trump administration says no lawsuits over border killings
5 years 2 months 4 days ago Thursday, April 11 2019 Apr 11, 2019 April 11, 2019 3:37 PM April 11, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration says families of Mexican teenagers who were shot to death by American border agents should not be allowed to sue for damages in U.S. courts.

The administration is telling the Supreme Court in a brief filed Thursday that the justices should take up and resolve the issue in favor of two agents who fired shots across the U.S-Mexican border that killed the teenagers.

In both cases, U.S. Border Patrol agents say they fired their guns because they were being attacked by people throwing rocks on the Mexican side of the border.

One incident occurred on the border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez. In the other, an agent in Nogales, Arizona, shot a 16-year-old in Mexico 10 times.

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