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On Monday, after crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States, a group of Venezuelan and Honduran migrants was forced back by U.S. Border Patrol agents firing what a spokesman called “crowd control projectiles.”
Migrants released from U.S. custody while they seek asylum are being sent by Border Patrol agents without notice to offices and other places that don’t have space for them. Because the addresses appear on migrants’ paperwork, important notices may later be sent there.
A Mexican citizen has died at a hospital after he was shot at a U.S. Border Patrol station in Texas, authorities said. The man was in custody at the Ysleta Border Patrol Station in El Paso on Tuesday when he was shot, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.
U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback engaged in “unnecessary use of force” against non-threatening Haitian immigrants but didn’t whip any with their reins “intentionally or otherwise,” according to a federal investigation of chaotic scenes along the Texas-Mexico border last fall that sparked widespread condemnation.
The Border Patrol paroled more than 207,000 migrants who crossed from Mexico from August through May, including 51,132 in May, a 28 percent increase from April, according to court records. Parole shields migrants from deportation for a set period of time but provides little else.
CBP Says It Will Investigate Origin of Unofficial Coin Showing Border Patrol Agent Chasing Haitian Migrant
As reported by McClatchy and the Miami Herald on Tuesday, the existence of an unofficial “challenge coin” with an engraved image of a Border Patrol agent apparently chasing a Haitian migrant on horseback has led to promises of an investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of immigrant children and teenagers have been detained at a Border Patrol tent facility in packed conditions, with some sleeping on the floor because there aren’t enough mats, according to nonprofit lawyers who conduct oversight of immigrant detention centers.
New Documents: BORTAC and Border Patrol Union President Played Role in 2017 Raid and Arrests at Humanitarian Aid Station
Border Patrol abuses have been widely documented for years.
A new study found that most of the agents joined because they wanted a stable job, and didn’t see many other ways of getting one.
PHOENIX (AP) — A years-old lawsuit challenging detention conditions in several of the Border Patrol’s Arizona stations will go to trial Monday as the agency as a whole has come under fire following several migrant deaths.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as “choir practice” — a chance to share what they saw that day and anything else on their minds.
Washington Man Illegally Detained by Border Patrol at Spokane’s Greyhound Bus Station Sues the Agency for Damages
“I didn’t understand what was happening, why they were keeping me, where they were taking me, or when I’d be able to see my family,” Andrés Sosa Segura said.
The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas.
The Latest Racist Text Messages From Border Patrol Agent Confirm the Disturbing Trend That Has Existed for a While Now
At what point do we need to arrive before we realize there’s a real problem?
ACLU Issues Complaint Demanding Investigation Into Abuses in Outdoor Border Patrol Detention Facility
The complaint, sent to officials within the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, calls for an immediate end to the caging of immigrants in outdoor holding areas.
“We believe that the Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should be held accountable for their human rights violations.”
“In the last 24 hours, I have a directed a series of additional actions to care for those who enter our custody,” Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen said.
Here’s the Story of How Salesforce Tried to Silence Activists Calling Them Out Over Their Contract With US Border Patrol
Until the company cancels the contract, they are directly responsible for human rights violations like the unreasonable use of force we saw at the border last week.
BREAKING: Following Protests, Salesforce Agrees to Meet With Activists to Discuss Controversial Border Patrol Contract
The day after bringing a “detention center” to Dreamforce, activists projected massive messages above the Dreamfest concert, prompting the company to agree to a meeting.
“These four women now join a list of countless other people who have been killed simply for being born on one side of an invisible line and risking their lives to transcend it.”
New DropSalesforce.com campaign targets company with crowdfunded bus ads near its headquarters in San Francisco, calls on speakers and vendors to pull out of flagship Dreamforce conference.