Some things ought to be sacred.
Today I received a disturbing photo below from Nina Hinojosa that was taken at a cemetery near Joaquin Luna Jr.’s burial site. Nina is Joaquin Luna Jr.’s sister where she has been keeping me posted with regard to the Texas immigrant scares and raids. Nina is also an American citizen, and her brother, Joaquin, was the only one who was born in Mexico out of her siblings within her family. We promised Joaquin’s family we would not allow his death to go in vain after this Texas DREAM Act student took his life because he felt he had no hope.
I believe it is distasteful, unnecessary and inappropriate for the Texas Border Patrol to patrol within cemetery property. If the Tejas Border Patrol is concerned about cemeteries, they ought to pay for a fence preventing people from going into the cemetery property and they should NOT disturb the grieving.
Several religious ceremonies are conducted on this property and they should have respect and not disturb the grieving.
I called the Texas CBP public affairs office, but in light of the government shutdown Sarah Melendez De La Santos will not be able to return our calls until furloughs have ended. We have also reported this incident to the Department of Justice.
We will keep you posted on developing updates with regard to this issue affecting Mexican-American families and the immigrant community, and we want to thank Nina for her leadership. She is a watchman and is relaying stories to us with regard to immigration scares and stings.