Border Patrol

What Obama's Immigration Action Means for the Rio Grande Valley

Activists say increased security on and near the border results in humiliation, wage theft and even death.

Border Patrol to Police Its Own Deadly Shootings

The Border Patrol has not disciplined a single officer in its deadly force investigations in a decade.

Ousted High-Ranking Official: Border Patrol has Become a 'Paramilitary Force'

Twenty eighy unarmed migrants have died at the hands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection since 2010–and not one agent has faced criminal charges in the killings. Two months ago, the Border Patrol’s head of internal affairs, James F. Tomsheck, was fired for not doing enough to investigate the shootings. But since that time, Tomsheck’s gone on the record to refute that claim, and to tell the public just corrupt the agency has become.

Mother Sues U.S. Border Patrol in Slain Son's Death

Border Patrol officers killed 15 people between 2011 and 2012 alone.

Thinking of Formally Complaining to U.S. Border Patrol?

New report says nothing happens when you do

Border Patrol Use of Force Rules: Shooting at Rock-Throwers Still OK

The guidelines come after years of criticism of Border Patrol officers’ deadly shootings along the border.

Border Patrol Announces It Will Continue Using Deadly Force Against Rock-Throwers

Eight people have been killed by border agents in rock-throwing incidents since 2010.

NY Border Patrol Agents Got Home Depot Gift Cards As Bonus For More Arrests

Report also reveals almost $1 million in cash and other incentives.

Border Patrol Detains 96-Year-Old Former Arizona Gov. in 100-degree Heat

Former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro was traveling from his home in Nogales, Ariz., to celebrate his 96th birthday in Tucson when his vehicle triggered a radiation sensor at a Border Patrol checkpoint just north of Tubac.

No Charges for Border Patrol Officer Who Killed Mexican Teen

Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was shot and killed in 2010 by a Border Patrol officer for reportedly throwing rocks.

Shocking Video Shows Border Agents Brutally Beating Immigrant Man

Tonight, PBS will air horrifying video of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas’s deadly 2010 encounter with U.S. border agents. Rojas’s family wants a Justice Department investigation.

In France and America, Bigotry Knows No Borders

The French may not think much of Americans, but both countries’ governments share a singular antipathy for “outsiders.”

High-tech Border Fence Boondoggle Doesn't Pay

Remember that superduper high-tech border fence that lawmakers were gunning for a few years ago, the one that was going to turn the U.S.-Mexico boundary into a wonderland of militaristic gadgetry? A government audit unearthed the long-dormant multibillion-dollar project to determine whether it’s a worthy investment.

FBI Opens Civil Rights Probe on Border Patrol Shooting

Scene where Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was shot dead underneath the border crossing in El Paso June 7, 2010.

On Friday, the FBI added a civil rights investigation to its ongoing probe into last week’s Border Patrol shooting of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca, AP reported.

Conflicting Reports Of Border Patrol Shooting

FBI officials and eyewitnesses agree that rocks were thrown Monday evening right before a Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 15-year-old boy who was on the Mexican side of the El Paso-Juarez border. They also agree that the slain teenager slain Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was fleeing with other young people from immigration officials. But that’s about all the stories coming out today have in common.