Immigration Law

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Border Patrol Rejects Curbs on Use of Force
Posted on 6 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Report compiled on Border Patrol activity in Pac. NW
Posted on 6 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Armed with cellphones and cameras, Forks Human Rights Group members say they documented 162 alleged Border Patrol encounters with mostly Latino West End residents from April 2008 through mid-January. The immigration-related encounters, which... Read More

Border Patrol's Use of Deadly Force Criticized in Report
Posted on 27 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Border Patrol agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border, according to an independent review of 67... Read More

When Border Patrol Crosses The Line
Posted on 11 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" A new report by the immigrant rights group Families for Freedom and the New York University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic found that Border Patrol agents were making unlawful arrests alongside the US-Canada border. We speak to co-author... Read More

Report: A Culture of Cruelty
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Culture of Cruelty is the culmination of three years of abuse documentation collected and carried out by No More Deaths and our partners in Naco, Agua Prieta, and Nogales, Sonora- border towns and cities through which thousands of immigration... Read More

New Report Uncovers Nearly 300 Wrongful Arrests by Border Patrol and Almost $1 Million in Cash and Other Incentives
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" 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... Read More

Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters Along the Northern Border: Unwise Policy, Illegal Practice
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More