3 Arrested In Border Patrol Shooting, Including Suspected Rock Thrower

  By Michel Marizco A U.S. Border Patrol agent is on administrative leave after he fired at a man the agency says threw rocks at him, Tuesday. This is the fourth agent-involved shooting in Arizona since October. Continue reading

Border Patrol pledges quicker disclosure of use-of-force incidents

  By Perla Trevizo U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner The largest law enforcement agency in the country has made progress in sharing information after use-of-force incidents but there’s still work to be done, the head of Customs and Border Protection said. Continue reading

New Mexico governor rebukes Trump on border-wall plan

  By Associated Press New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez is expressing fundamental differences with presidential candidate Donald Trump on his proposal to build a bigger wall along the southern U.S. border and make Mexico pay for it. Continue reading

4 Ways Border Patrol Union’s Trump Endorsement Is Filled With Lies and Misinformation

  By Astrid Dominguez Last month, the National Border Patrol Council — the union representing 16,500 of the Border Patrol’s 21,000 agents — issued a full-throatedendorsement of presidential candidate Donald Trump, who notched another primary victory last night in my fellow border state, New York. So I thought this was as good of a time as any to break down why several statements in NBPC’s endorsement exemplify the agency’s reputation as the nation’s most “out-of-control” law-enforcement agency. Continue reading

Activistas fronterizos reaccionan tras visita de 3 días a frontera de Texas

  By Agencia EFE Tucson (AZ), 18 abr (EFEUSA).- Activistas de organizaciones fronterizas del sur del país realizaron la pasada semana una visita de tres días a la frontera de Texas por donde están cruzando la mayor cantidad de menores sin acompañante y familias.   Continue reading

Big Bend Becomes Congressional Battleground

  Pete Gallego’s going green in a bid to reclaim the purple district for Democrats. Last year, freshman U.S. Representative Will Hurd cosponsored a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to build close to 200 miles of road in the Big Bend region, giving Border Patrol agents unfettered authority to chop up large swaths of desert wilderness. Continue reading

Caso Anastasio: La dignidad vencerá

  Es imposible olvidar los gritos de un hombre indefenso que imploraba auxilio. Fue una noche tibia de mayo de 2010, cuando al menos una docena de agentes fronterizos sometían a puntapiés, macanazos y descargas eléctricas a Anastasio Hernández Rojas. El violento incidente sucedió a escasos metros de la antigua salida peatonal de la garita internacional de San Ysidro, ante la mirada atónita de cientos de personas que observaban horrorizadas como los uniformados acababan con la vida de un ser humano. Continue reading

Update: Border Patrol Agent Pleads Not Guilty To Assault

  The Border Patrol agent accused of attacking a Massena couple who stopped to help his wife after a fatal accident pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges. Continue reading

Killings, deaths at the border

  Six years after migrant's death, family suit points to larger issues surrounding border activity, investigations The family of a migrant from Mexico who died from injuries inflicted by border police in 2010 announced last month that they are suing the U.S. in an international case for human rights violations that their lawyer, Roxanna Altholz of the International Human Rights Law Clinic, says is the first of its kind. Continue reading

US House OKs US-Mexico Border Threat Assessment

  By Christopher Conover The U.S. House passed legislation Wednesday that would require the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a threat assessment of the border with Mexico.   Continue reading

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