Border Patrol Abuses

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Border residents are often the victims of the Border Patrol, an out-of-control agency with extraordinary powers whose officers can racially profile residents, stop and detain. Since 2010, almost 70 people have been abused or have died as a result of an encounter with border agents. SBCC has tracked these cases based on media coverage of these incidents.

KEY CASES

Border Patrol’s vague use of force policies have led to a culture of impunity. While many victims of Border Patrol abuse never receive justice, SBCC has identified three key cases that set precedent. Check out these cases.

DEATHS BY BORDER PATROL

Border Patrol’s lack of accountability and oversight paired with its culture of violence has resulted in the the loss of lives of both migrants and American citizens. Since January 2010, at least 50 people have died as the result of an encounter with U.S. border agents. SBCC has tracked these deaths based on media coverage of these incidents. 

INJURIES BY BORDER PATROL

Border Patrol has adopted a culture that values military-style policing over de-escalation tactics and the preservation of human life. Since 2010, at least 20 people has been a victim of border agent’s excessive use of force. SBCC has tracked these injuries based on media coverage of these incidents.

CORRUPTION BY BORDER PATROL

Oversight and accountability gaps have led to a defunct hiring and training process that fails to thoroughly vet prospective and incoming agents. Since 2000, over 150 cases of corruption have been identified in this agency. Click here to view these corruption cases.

 

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