The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general blacked out a call for U.S. Border Patrol agents to hold back from shooting migrants and suspected drug runners who throw rocks and other objects at them that don’t pose a deadly threat.
The sister of the top-ranking U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in Arizona pleaded guilty to smuggling an immigrant through a Border Patrol checkpoint near Tucson in the car she was driving, her defense attorney said.
What’s it like to cross through a checkpoint along the southern border? Some people have come back with pretty interesting stories to tell – in the form of Yelp reviews. We partnered with Gotta Kid to Feed Productions to have professional actors read some of our favorites.
CIR has been trying for more than three years to obtain accurate, detailed mapping data of the border fence system but has been rebuffed repeatedly by federal officials. But how secret is a 10-foot-tall metal fence that runs along golf courses and through major cities?
Citing a CIR report, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer has announced a new bill to implement standards at Customs and Border Protection facilities, including Border Patrol stations, to ensure humane detention conditions.
In our continuing coverage of activity along the U.S.-Mexico border, CIR reporters Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz and news applications developer Michael Corey answered your questions on reddit during our first Ask Me Anything. Read some of the highlights and links to some great resources that came up during Thursday’s chat.