NIPNLG letter, Oct. 5, 2021
"We write on behalf of No More Deaths (“NMD”) in response to Border Patrol’s pattern of surveillance, harassment, and raids against NMD aid stations and volunteers. Border Patrol’s actions threaten...
Derek Brouwer, Vermont Seven Days, Sept. 24, 2021
"Border patrol officers can search Vermonters' cars without a warrant under their special federal authority to conduct "roving" patrols within 100 miles of the U.S. border. But, as...
Robert Moore, El Paso Matters, Sept. 17, 2021
"A new report details “deeply troubling failures” by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the 2019 death of a Guatemalan boy in the agency’s custody, including the creation of false...
NWIRP, Apr. 29, 2021
"The United States has agreed to pay two men $35,000 each in settlements after they were wrongfully detained and interrogated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in separate incidents at the Intermodal Center, a bus...
No More Deaths, Aug. 1, 2020
"Arivaca, AZ: Around sunset on July 31st, US Border Patrol raided No More Deaths’ humanitarian aid station, Byrd Camp, detaining over thirty people who were receiving medical care, food, water, and shelter from...
Dara Lind, ProPublica, Apr. 2, 2020
"For the first time since the enactment of the Refugee Act in 1980, people who come to the U.S. saying they fear persecution in their home countries are being turned away by Border Patrol agents with no chance...
Dara Lind, ProPublica, Jan. 31, 2020
"Under Trump, Border Patrol agents wield nearly unchecked power over the fate of migrants — and their seemingly random decisions can cleave families apart. ... [much more...]"
Amy Martyn, The Intercept, Dec. 10, 2019
"“THE WHOLE WALL thing, I think that’s what really beefed it up,” the Greyhound bus driver told me at the end of her shift. She was referring to the sudden increase in Border Patrol agents...
Molly O'Toole, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 19, 2019
"Border Patrol agents are beginning to screen migrant families for “credible fear” instead of highly trained asylum officers who are charged with determining whether applicants qualify...
Jeremy Raff, The Atlantic, July 3, 2019
"Dolly Lucio Sevier evaluated dozens of sick children at a facility in South Texas. She found evidence of infection, malnutrition, and psychological trauma."
DHS Inspector General, July 2, 2019
"... During our visits to five Border Patrol facilities in the Rio Grande Valley, we observed serious overcrowding of UACs and families, populations defined as “at-risk” in TEDS standards (see figures...
Josiah Heyman, Jeremy Slack, and Daniel E. Martínez, June 21, 2019
"United States Border Patrol agent Matthew Bowen allegedly hit an undocumented migrant with his truck in November 2017. In preparation for trial, federal prosecutors revealed...
Adiel Kaplan and Vanessa Swales, NBC News, June 5, 2019
"Mercedes Phelan was confused last April when Border Patrol agents boarded the Greyhound bus she was riding in Pennsylvania and asked her if she was a citizen.
Ten months later, when she...
Abby Vesoulis, Time Magazine, May 31, 2019
"The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) found an El Paso Border Patrol processing center was so overcrowded that detainees were wearing “soiled clothing for...
ABA, May 31, 2019
"The American Bar Association is deeply disturbed by reports that hundreds of unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the United States are being held by the U.S. Border Patrol in violation of the law and federal policies.