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Jesus Castro Romo

Jesus Castro Romo crossed the border early one November morning in 2010 to get to Tucson for a landscaping job. He said he was chased down by the border patrol and shot.

Jesus Castro Romo crossed the border early one November morning in 2010 to get to Tucson for a landscaping job. He said he was chased down by the border patrol and shot.

Credit: Investigative Newsource

Jesus Castro Romo's attorney, William Risner, says, "The Border Patrol could do a better job of checking their agents, training them better, actually do things to make them do a better job, where it's safer for the people they encounter," on Thursday, June 29, 2012.

Jesus Castro Romo's attorney, William Risner, says, "The Border Patrol could do a better job of checking their agents, training them better, actually do things to make them do a better job, where it's safer for the people they encounter," on Thursday, June 29, 2012.

Photo by Brad Racino

Jesus Castro Romo's scar is a reminder of the shooting, and the three operations that followed. He says he can no longer work as a result of his injuries.
"I have acquired an angry disposition," he says, "because I am locked up since I cannot work. I feel like exploding, desperate, because I cannot work," on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Jesus Castro Romo's scar is a reminder of the shooting, and the three operations that followed. He says he can no longer work as a result of his injuries. "I have acquired an angry disposition," he says, "because I am locked up since I cannot work. I feel like exploding, desperate, because I cannot work," on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Photo by Brad Racino

Jesus Castro Romo's various pain medications lie in a bin on his dining room table.  "They told me to go to the center for pain (management) so that I would not take pills anymore because they are affecting my stomach," he said.  "Since the
medications are strong, they can cause me side effects on my pancreas or kidneys. They are already affecting me, and it is best to go to a place where mentally I can cure my pain more with the mind. So that I am not in pain."  On Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Jesus Castro Romo's various pain medications lie in a bin on his dining room table. "They told me to go to the center for pain (management) so that I would not take pills anymore because they are affecting my stomach," he said. "Since the medications are strong, they can cause me side effects on my pancreas or kidneys. They are already affecting me, and it is best to go to a place where mentally I can cure my pain more with the mind. So that I am not in pain." On Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Photo by Brad Racino

Jesus Castro Romo takes various pills for various kinds of pain.
"I am in pain all the time," he says.  "The medicines have no effect" on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Jesus Castro Romo takes various pills for various kinds of pain. "I am in pain all the time," he says. "The medicines have no effect" on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Photo by Brad Racino

Since being shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in November 2010, Jesus Castro Romo has been walking with a cane.  "With time… the nerve will be crooked. That is how I will remain," he said on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Since being shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in November 2010, Jesus Castro Romo has been walking with a cane. "With time… the nerve will be crooked. That is how I will remain," he said on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Photo by Brad Racino

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