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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 06.05.2015 | 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 ...

Drones Patrol Half Of Mexico Border

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control d...

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...

Border Patrol Agents Hit During Crowd Confrontation

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents were pelted with rocks and bottles while turning back a crowd of more than 100 people who crossed the bor...

Amid Criticism, Border Patrol Considers Big Changes

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid criticism about U.S. border agents using deadly force against immigrants illegally crossing the Mexican border, the Homeland Securi...

DHS Must Better Track Excessive Force, Report Finds

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

McALLEN, Texas — A widely anticipated federal report released Tuesday on excessive force among U.S. border agents contained little discussion of...

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...

Shocking Autopsy Result For Mexican Teen Shot By Border Patrol

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 02.08.2013 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- An autopsy report indicates a Mexican teen who apparently was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in October was struck by at least...

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...

Mayor Says Teen Was Shot Seven Times By Border Patrol Agent

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 10.13.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- A teenage boy apparently killed this week by a U.S. Border Patrol agent was hit seven times by gunfire and died on a sidewalk just across t...

Teen Throws Rocks, Is Shot Dead

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 12.12.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX — A U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy and e...

U.S. Investigating Reported Fatal Border Shooting

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 11.06.2012 | Latino Voices

EL PASO, Texas — The FBI and Border Patrol are investigating after the Mexican government said a Mexican citizen was killed when a U.S. agent pa...

Former Arizona Governor Detained At Border Checkpoint

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- Former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro, who in the 1970s served as the state's first and only Hispanic governor, was detained at a U.S. Border Pat...

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...

Border Patrol Station To Open In New Mexico's Lawless, Unguarded Bootheel

AP | By RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 01.21.2012 | Latino Voices

ANIMAS, N.M. -- The U.S. Border Patrol Friday announced it is building an outpost in New Mexico's Bootheel, one of the last unguarded regions between ...

Border Patrol To Toughen Policy

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 03.18.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment. The age...

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.

Cross-Border 'Fire Fight' Erupts During Drug Bust By U.S. Agents

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Border Patrol agents fired gunshots into Mexico after coming under attack during a half-ton drug bust and giving chase to a t...