One consequence of the ramp-up in immigration enforcement has been a doubling in the number of Border Patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border. As the force has expanded, it’s come with problems such as corruption, abuse of power and questionable use of force – all documented in an internal investigation.

Host Al Letson talks to reporter Andrew Becker about the troubles and efforts to reform the agency, asking the question: Will the Border Patrol be able to rebuild its reputation for upholding the law on the border?

Julia B. Chan worked at The Center for Investigative Reporting until June, 2017. Julia B. Chan is a producer and the digital editor for Reveal's national public radio program. She’s the voice of Reveal online and manages the production and curation of digital story assets that are sent to more than 200 stations across the country. Previously, Chan helped The Center for Investigative Reporting launch YouTube’s first investigative news channel, The I Files, and led engagement strategies – online and off – for multimedia projects. She oversaw communications, worked to better connect CIR’s work with a bigger audience and developed creative content and collaborations to garner conversation and impact.

Before joining CIR, Chan worked as a Web editor and reporter at the San Francisco Examiner. She managed the newspaper’s digital strategy and orchestrated its first foray into social media and online engagement. A rare San Francisco native, she studied broadcasting at San Francisco State University, focusing on audio production and recording. Chan is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.