Marisol Garcia Alcantara, 37, from La Paz, Mexico, was shot in the head by a Border Patrol agent shortly after arriving at the U.S. looking for work and visiting her mother on Jun. 16, 2021.
Garcia arrived in the U.S. among a group of people looking for work and visiting their families riding in an SUV after crossing the border into Nogales, Arizona.
She was held at a detention center for weeks until being deported back to Mexico.
Garcia’s attorney filed a claim against the U.S. government as a precursor to a federal lawsuit.
Customs and Border Protection did not comment on the shooting as it is still under investigation, and the agent’s identity responsible for the shooting has not been revealed.
Customs and Border Protection commented that the Critical Incident Teams hadn’t held any lead investigations, and the case is under the supervision of the FBI.
Garcia commented that there hadn’t been any investigation held by federal agencies overseeing the case and was never asked about it.
In the article published by The Guardian, you will find more information on this case.