The Mexican human rights activist detained for a week by U.S. immigration officials was released last Wednesday.
Andrew Becker is a reporter for Reveal, covering border, national and homeland security issues, as well as weapons and gun trafficking. He has focused on waste, fraud and abuse – with stories ranging from border corruption to the expanding use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles, from the militarization of police to the intersection of politics and policy related to immigration, from terrorism to drug trafficking. Becker's reporting has appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek/The Daily Beast and on National Public Radio and PBS/FRONTLINE, among others. He received a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley. Becker is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
Second immigration official leaves new federal office
A second high-ranking official in a two-month-old federal office that oversees immigration detention policy and planning has left the government, sources say.
Canada denying asylum to Mexican police officers
The United States isn’t the only country denying asylum to Mexican police officers, despite widely reported drug violence south of the border and allegations that the Mexican government cannot protect its own.
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Mexican human rights activist detained by U.S. immigration officials
A Mexican human rights investigator who has said his life has been threatened because of his efforts to document alleged abuses by the Mexican military is being detained by U.S. immigration officials after he tried to enter the country through an El Paso border crossing, his attorney said Friday.
Retired border agent sentenced
A retired Customs and Border Protection officer in San Diego was sentenced by a federal judge today to three-years probation for allowing illegal immigrants to be smuggled through his inspection lane.
Drug informant sent to federal immigration lock-up
A drug informant facing deportation who recently won a reprieve was secretly transported to immigration detention center
Drug informant wins reprieve
A Mexican police officer turned drug trafficker turned government informant should not be deported to Mexico where he’d face “almost certain death,” a federal appellate court ruled today.
Dissenting views on fixing the immigration system
A Council on Foreign Relations report on recommended fixes to the nation’s broken immigration system, released yesterday, didn’t just outline the numerous ways to address the mess. It also offered some dissenting voices, among them ending the practice of giving citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrant parents.
How to fix the nation’s broken immigration system?
The Council on Foreign Relations drafts a report with possible solutions.
Will Corruption Cross the Line?
A van stuffed front to back with nearly 6,000 pounds of marijuana ran out of gas as it headed toward the Paso Del Norte border crossing and an inspection lane manned by Margarita Crispin, who was sentenced in April 2008 to 20 years in federal prison for helping drug traffickers. PHOTO: Department of Homeland Security […]