Immigration Law

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Report Shows Pattern of ‘Failed Oversight’ in Customs and Border Protection Complaints Process
Posted on 14 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

KBI, July 11, 2017 - " A new report from the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) and the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. reveals the inadequacy of the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) complaint and oversight system in investigating abuse allegations... Read More

Tags: report , cbp , kino , abuse

Report: CBP Border Drones Cost $12,255 Per Hour
Posted on 8 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Customs and Border Protection pays about $12,255 per hour to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border with Predator drones, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General, but the federal agency still doesn't... Read More

Tags: report , drone , cbp , border

DHS OIG Censors Recommendations to Curb Use of Deadly Force by CBP
Posted on 30 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It’s one of the U.S. Border Patrol’s most controversial practices: shooting at migrants and suspected drug runners who throw rocks and other objects at agents. Many law enforcement experts say the best option is to take cover or move... Read More

Tags: report , cbp , deadly force , oig , DHS

Crossing the Line: U.S. Border Agents Illegally Reject Asylum Seekers
Posted on 4 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HRF, May 2017 - "The U.S. government is illegally turning away asylum seekers at official land crossings all along the southern border. Border agents must refer a person seeking asylum or expressing a fear of persecution to a protection screening... Read More

It's the U.S.-Mexico border, not the Wild West
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Now we have an idea why the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service was keeping secret an independent report of its encounters at the Mexican border. Because it has something to hide. As The Times' Brian Bennett reported last week, an independent... Read More