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Report: A Culture of Cruelty

"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 detainees have been deported. In our years...

Report compiled on Border Patrol activity in Pac. NW

" 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 often involved more than one person, left 106...

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...

New Report Uncovers Nearly 300 Wrongful Arrests by Border Patrol and Almost $1 Million in Cash and Other Incentives

" 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 ” reveals crucial information about the incentives...

When Border Patrol Crosses The Line

" 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 and New York University School of Law professor Nancy...

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...

Border Patrol's Use of Deadly Force Criticized in Report

"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 cases that resulted in 19 deaths. The report by law...