Valeria Tachiquin: US Agent Kills Young Mother of Five in Latest of Growing Border Deaths
In the wake of a dramatic increase in deaths at the hands of U.S border patrol agents, the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to launch a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s use of force. Since 2010, border agents have killed at least 18 people, including Valeria “Munique” Tachiquin, slain by a Border Patrol agent on September 28 in broad daylight several miles north of California’s border with Mexico.
Tachiquin was a U.S. citizen and mother of five children. Her family is now brings a wrongful death lawsuit against the Border Patrol.
Guests: Valeria’s father, Valentin Tachiquin; Christian Ramirez, Director of Southern Border Communities Coalition and Human Rights Director of Alliance San Diego.
For more information, visit Alliance San Diego.
Related: Claim Filed Against Border Patrol in Woman’s Death [UT-San Diego]
Read: Border Patrol Abuse Since 2010: 19 Killed by Customs and Border Protection [SOBOCO]
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