Judge drops riot charges against 200 illegal aliens who rushed border, shoved Texas troops: 'I don't have jurisdiction'

Judge drops riot charges against 200 illegal aliens who rushed border, shoved Texas troops: ‘I don’t have jurisdiction’


On Wednesday, El Paso County Judge Ruben Morales dismissed riot participation charges against 211 illegal aliens who were caught on video rushing the southern border and shoving Texas National Guardsmen, the New York Post reported.

According to Morales, he was forced to drop the charges because the state failed to provide a transfer order to move the cases from district to county court. He said that because of that, his “hands [are] tied.”

“Our office feels very strongly that the procedure was proper,” DA Bill Hicks said.

During her opening statements, public defender Kelli Childress argued that “processes were ignored here.”

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“If I don’t have jurisdiction, there’s nothing I can do on these cases [except dismiss them],” Morales stated.

On March 21, footage captured by the New York Post showed

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