Mother demands justice after her son from Mexico was shot by ICE agents during his visit to new York

The mother of a Mexican wants Federal immigration agent who shot her son in Brooklyn, was brought to justice.

«These people shot at him to kill him. It’s a miracle that my son is alive, ‘ said Carmen Cruz about the incident on 6 February in which her son, 26-year-old Eric Diaz-Cruz, was wounded in a clash with agents of immigration and customs. My family and I are victims of the crimes committed by immigration officers [President] trump, and we need justice.»

The victim and his girlfriend were in a two-week vacation, when agents tried to arrest the companion of his mother, Gaspar Avendaño-Hernandez.

Diaz-Cruz assistant to the city mayor in Mexico this week filed a lawsuit in Federal court against the agent.

The lawsuit States that the agent’s bullet struck the left hand díaz-Cruz, entered his left cheek and left neck, because the surgery to remove it would be too risky. According to the lawsuit, as a result, he will need «countless medical intervention».

The ICE representative said that the shooting is being investigated by the Office of the Inspectorate of the Department of homeland security.

During the incident Avendano Hernandez was arrested on charges of illegal stay in the United States. According to Cruz, he was denied asylum.

«We need Federal legislators acted now to help free my partner Gaspar, and we need a full investigation of the shooting which almost claimed the life of my son, Erik,» said Cruz.

According to ICE, Avendaño-Hernandez — double-resettled immigrant convicted in new York for assault in 2011.

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Officials also said that Avendano Hernandez was arrested by new York police February 3 for possession of a forged document.

The incident occurred on the background of the feud between trump and new York about the so-called policy of shelters, which limits the degree of cooperation of local law enforcement with Federal officials of the immigration service.