Mexican Dies after Brutal Attack by Border Guards

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TIJUANA, Mexico – A Mexican citizen who lived in San Diego County for more than two decades died of injuries after being beaten by U.S. Border Patrol agents attempting to deport him, according to an EFE report on

Anastasio Hernández Rojas, 35, died in a of respiratory failure. He was reportedly attacked by Border Patrol agents near the Tijuana-San Isidro checkpoint, Univision reports.

The 35-year-old reportedly had lived in the United States for the last 20 years. Christian Ramirez, national immigration commissioner for the American Friends Service Committee, told Mexican newspaper El Universal that medical records show a heart attack was the cause of death.

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) condemned the alleged attack, citing media reports that Hernández Rojas was beaten by some 20 Border Patrol agents who claimed that he was resisting repatriation.