Tag Archives: Mexico

Open Borders vs. Open Waters: Can Texas Block the Flow?

Photo Credit: Go Nakamura / Reuters By: Alexis Phelps, 2L On July 24, 2023, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Texas and its governor, Greg Abbott, for placing a floating buoy barrier across the Rio Grande to deter illegal crossings. The lawsuit alleges Texas and Abbott violated federal law in installing this barrier, citing the […]

United States proposes settlement for Families Separated at U.S. Border Under the Trump Administration’s Zero-tolerance Policy

Photo Credit: Erik Gay/Associated Press By: Ariana Kravetz, 2L The United States reached a proposed settlement agreement on October 16, 2023, in the case of Ms. L., et al. v. ICE, et al. This lawsuit, filed in 2018 on behalf of a Congolese mother who was separated from her seven-year-old daughter at the U.S.-Mexico border, grew to become […]

The U.S. Constitution’s Reach Abroad

By: Jeanelle Gomez, 2L Whether the Constitution applies abroad continues to be left unclear. And in recent years, globalization has dramatically shifted the traditional notions surrounding territorial borders. Ideas and individuals now cross borders with ease like never before. Nations increasingly act beyond its borders affecting citizens and non-citizens abroad. While this discussion was traditionally […]

Supreme Court Holds That Border Patrol Agent Who Killed a Mexican Teen Faces No Legal Consequences

By: Gabriela Fall, 2L On June 7, 2010, 15-year-old Mexican national Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca was fatally shot by Jesus Mesa Jr., a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a concrete culvert separating El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. According to court documents, Hernández and his friends were playing a game where they would cross […]