New Report Uncovers Nearly 300 Wrongful Arrests by Border Patrol and Almost $1 Million in Cash and Other Incentives

"A new report from Families for Freedom in collaboration with New York University (NYU) Immigrant Rights Clinic entitled, Uncovering USBP: Bonus Programs for United States Border Patrol Agents and the Arrest of Lawfully Present Individuals reveals crucial information about the incentives and consequences of USBP practices.  Using detailed new data from the USBP station in Rochester, New York and the Buffalo Sector that were obtained through a Freedom of Information lawsuit, the report reveals the existence of various incentive programs provided to Border Patrol agents in their quest to apprehend individuals of color, many of whom have legal status.  The report also documents the broad array of persons with lawful status who suffer at the hands of USBP." - Families for Freedom, Jan. 30, 2013.