Ramping down border checks at commerical hubs

"A controversial Border Patrol policy that limits when agents can go to commercial transportation hubs, like bus stations, is trickling down to the Southwest border, according to a union that represents the agents." - San Antonio Express-News, Nov. 28, 2011 .

Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters Along the Northern Border: Unwise Policy, Illegal Practice

"Advocates along the Northern Border report a recent, sharp increase in the use of U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents to provide interpretation services to state and local law enforcement officers and emergency responders. This most often occurs when an officer or responder encounters an individual...

Border Patrol Rejects Curbs on Use of Force

"Border Patrol agents will be allowed to continue using deadly force against rock-throwers, the chief of the agency said, despite the recommendation of a government-commissioned review to end the practice. The Police Executive Research Forum, a nonprofit group that advises law enforcement agencies...