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U.S. Border Patrol Absolves Itself In Dozens Of Cases Of Lethal Force

Los Angeles Times | Brian Bennett | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed an unarmed 15-year-old Mexican boy by shooting him in the face after a rock-throwing incident on ...

Border Patrol Violence Must Stop

Chris Rickerd | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Rickerd

Jessica Cooke's shocking treatment is sadly symptomatic of a pattern: Border Patrol violence is all over the Internet, victimizing those people who question being excessively harassed during their daily activities (and of course not every incident is caught on camera.)

Man Fatally Shot By U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Officials Say

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

March 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Washington state fatally shot a person on Thursday who was suspected of crossing the U.S.-Canada ...

Watch: Underreported Story -- Reuniting Families With Remains of Dead Migrants

David Tereshchuk | Posted 11.20.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

As a service to the deceased person's families -- often on both sides of the border, some with United States citizenship and some not -- the work is a remarkable study in simple decency and human compassion.

They Are Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although members of Congress and the president are professing to pursue a humanitarian response to the border crisis, the proposed solutions often undercut the very protections that children have in current law in order to have the Border Patrol expedite their deportation back to Central America.

Igor Bobic

How One Unlucky Journalist Learned Just How Secure The Border Is | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ask Republicans on Capitol Hill or Sunday show pundits and they'll tell you the same thing: Our southern border isn't secure -- just loo...

A Dangerous Summer for Central American Kids

Mark Hetfield | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Mark Hetfield

This month, as kids across the United States wrapped up the school year and started their summer breaks, thousands of children from Central America were embarking on a different kind of transition.

Border Patrol Tightens Rules Amid Complaints Of Excessive Force

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

As the U.S. Border Patrol grapples with complaints of excessive force, a new policy has emerged that will tighten restrictions on agents. The Ariz...

Why The DOJ Is Letting One Border Patrol Agent Off The Hook

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

The Department of Justice said it will not pursue criminal charges against the U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot an unarmed teenager allegedly...

Just Another Expensive, Inefficient Weapon In War On Drugs

| Posted 01.19.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Andrew Becker U.S. Customs and Border Protection last month received its latest unmanned airc...

Want To Reduce Illegal Immigration? Stop Looking At The Border

| Andrew Becker | Posted 03.18.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Andrew Becker U.S. policies and laws aimed at improving the nation's immigration system have ...

Arizona Restaurant Offers 'Border Patrol Burrito'

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.24.2012 | Latino Voices

Tacho's Tacos in Arizona added a new item to its menu to better accommodate the majority of its clientele: the border patrol burrito. Situated four...

Horses Are Not Going to Keep Drugs Out Of U.S.

Tony Newman | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Tony Newman

No disrespect to the horses efforts, but it's is time for the U.S. and Mexico to find an exit strategy from this unwinnable war.

Firm Packed With Ex-Customs and Border Officials Lands Contract

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

The U.S. Border Patrol's announcement that it was seeking to hire a contractor for "strategic consulting" services first raised eyebrows in July. Perhaps it wasn't much of a surprise that the contract went to a firm loaded with former government insiders.

No Federal Help in Arizona, Gov. Brewer? That's a Laugh

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Mann

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, in signing last week's bill that makes potential criminals out of people with a swarthy complexion, said indignantly that citizens of her state "have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act."

US-Mexico Border Arrests Drop To 1970s Levels As Economy Suffers

Los Angeles Times | Richard Marosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Arrests of illegal immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border have fallen to levels unseen since the 1970s as the ailing U.S. economy and enhanced enforceme...