U.S. agents shoot immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border

  Overseas Network, February 24. Foreign media reported that a U.S. border agent shot and killed an immigrant trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border into Arizona over the weekend.

More than 100 abuses of immigrants have been documented along the U.S. border in recent years, and human rights groups have criticized the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for becoming an "abuse of lynching to normalize."

  According to a report by Iranian English TV on the 24th, the US government agency announced on the 23rd local time that a man whose identity and country of origin have not been released was killed in a shooting incident on the East Geronimo Trail on Saturday (19th).

An autopsy confirmed the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds, the local agency said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said an agent "fired a gun" while detaining the man, but did not further describe the circumstances.

The Mexican consulate in the area said it had been informed of the shooting and said the incident was "extremely concerning."

  Many asylum seekers in the U.S. have fallen victim to "appalling abuses" at the hands of U.S. border agents, the report said.

Since 2016, U.S. asylum officials have documented more than 160 incidents of sexual and physical abuse of immigrants by immigration officials, a human rights group said in late 2021.

The documents criticized the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for having "placed the U.S. border under an agency that normalized appalling abuses of lynching."

(Overseas Network Hou Xingchuan)