Immigration Law

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Border Patrol Issues New Use-of-Force Directive
Posted on 8 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Chief of the Border Patrol Michael Fisher distributed a directive on the use of safe tactics and techniques with regard to use of force. That directive can be found here ." - DHS, Mar. 7, 2014 . 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

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

Border Patrol Use of Force Policy Scrutinized
Posted on 19 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Government investigators are reviewing U.S. Border Patrol policies on use of lethal force amid a spate of deadly shootings along the border in recent years, including the killing last week of a teenager who agents said was throwing rocks at them... Read More