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?
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Payments by the Department of Veterans Affairs in the decade after 9/11 went to grieving families, ranging from Iraq War veterans who committed suicide after being turned away from mental health treatment to botched surgeries and fatal neglect of elderly veterans.
Pain medication prescribed by the VA was supposed to mute one soldier’s chronic back pain, which began after he helped in the 9/11 rescue effort at the Pentagon. Instead, he said, the drugs turned him into an addict.
On the eve of a congressional hearing about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ skyrocketing use of narcotic painkillers, a former VA doctor has stepped forward with new allegations about the agency’s prescription practices.
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.
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.