8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas, as Agency Struggles With Overcrowding

A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks.

  • May 19, 2023
  • 10:42 AM

Border Patrol Union Stoking Anti-Latino Animus (OPINION)

In an attempt to shift negative attention away from the problematic and troubled agency, the National Border Patrol Council is deploying social media posts to spread misinformation and blatant lies.

  • Dec 1, 2022
  • 3:31 PM

Border Patrol Agents Fire ‘Projectiles’ on Migrants in El Paso

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.”

  • Nov 2, 2022
  • 4:58 PM

US Border Patrol Sending Migrants to Offices With No Notice

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.

  • Oct 24, 2022
  • 10:27 AM

Mexican Man Killed in Shooting at US Border Patrol Station

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.

  • Oct 5, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Report Finds Use of ‘Unnecessary’ Force by Border Patrol Agents at Rio Grande

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.

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • 3:11 PM

Border Patrol Paroles Migrants to Avoid Massive Overcrowding

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.

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • 3:06 PM

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).

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 6:30 PM

Children Packed Into Border Patrol Tent for Days on End

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.

  • Mar 14, 2021
  • 11:57 AM

New Study Explores Why US Latinos Join ICE and Border Patrol

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.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 5:22 PM

Suit Over Border Patrol Detention Conditions Goes to Trial

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.

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 11:48 AM

Ex-Border Patrol Employees Discuss ‘Vile’ Facebook Posts

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.

  • Jul 3, 2019
  • 5:08 PM

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.

  • Jun 25, 2019
  • 2:56 PM

Premature Baby Found in Border Patrol Texas Facility

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.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 10:14 PM

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?

  • May 28, 2019
  • 7:58 AM

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.

  • Apr 3, 2019
  • 12:29 PM

Statement From TORNILLO: THE OCCUPATION on the Action at the National Border Patrol Museum

“We believe that the Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should be held accountable for their human rights violations.”

  • Feb 22, 2019
  • 9:57 AM

This Is How DHS Responded to the Death of an 8-Year-Old Boy in Border Patrol Custody

“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.

  • Dec 26, 2018
  • 3:21 PM

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.

  • Dec 3, 2018
  • 3:08 PM

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.

  • Sep 27, 2018
  • 12:54 PM

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