One Widow's Quest to Make Border Patrol Pay for Killing Her Husband

Her husband died after being beaten and tased by border agents, and now Maria Puga gets a chance to shame the United States in an international tribunal. Continue reading

Experts share concerns amidst border security talk

With the recent El Paso visits of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, many national leaders’ emphasis on border security continues. Last week, Cruz showed support for the wall and emphasized the importance of U.S. Border Patrol agents while Sessions called the border “ground zero” against cartels during his April visit. Continue reading

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Probe U.S. Border Patrol over Killing of Mexican Father

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C., has agreed to open a case against the U.S. government for the murder and cover-up of Anastasio Hernández Rojas, who was killed by border agents seven years ago. Continue reading

Rush to hire border agents raises concerns about unqualified officers

  By Andres Guerra Luz WASHINGTON – A Trump administration plan to hire thousands of border and immigration officers has advocates concerned about a possible repeat of the last hiring binge, which they said was followed by an increase in corruption and misconduct cases. Continue reading

Media Covers Sessions’ Racism But Not The Protests Against It. Why?

By Jenn Budd / Crooks and Liars Attorney General Jeff Sessions escaped his elfin tree this past week to spew a stream of offensive, racist comments aimed at our border communities.  Continue reading

Why We Need a Whistle-Blower in US Customs and Border Protection

The agency, which oversees Border Patrol, is one of the most opaque and unaccountable in our government. By John Washington What we do know about the US Customs and Border Protection—the federal agency that oversees our country’s international trade, immigration services, and the increasingly militarized Border Patrol—is worrying.  Continue reading

Caravan Against Fear stops in San Diego during trek along border

A caravan of seven vans filled with immigrant rights activists stopped at a section of border fence in San Diego on Tuesday as part of a journey from Sacramento to El Paso. Continue reading

Rare Meeting Between Tucson Rights Groups, Border Patrol

  What happens when Border Patrol officials and immigration advocates get together? Sparks fly, as was the case in a rare meeting in Tucson last week hosted by the Border Action Network.  Continue reading

Families in US, Mexico celebrate Easter at Friendship Park

People met at the Mexico-U.S. border for an Easter service unlike any other Sunday.   "We're here as a reminder that we are members of one family - the human family," said one preacher at the service.   Continue reading

USA Today: Christian Ramirez's Letter to the Editor

By Christian Ramirez   As a lifetime border resident, I object to the “cozy” characterization of the relationship between border communities and law enforcement in USA TODAY's article, "In a border town, locals 'very fond' of their federal Border Patrol officers." Far from feeling safe or comforted by the overwhelming presence of law enforcement officers, many of us feel as though we're living in occupied territory. Continue reading

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