The circumstances of their crimes differ, but prosecutors say defendants in 140 cases have something in common: The corrupt actions they’re accused of weakened the U.S. borders and ports of entry they were assigned to protect.
Reporter and Producer
Neena Satija is a radio reporter and producer for Reveal. She is based in The Texas Tribune newsroom in Austin, Texas. Previously, she was an environment reporter for The Texas Tribune, and before that, worked for Connecticut Public Radio. Her reporting on the vulnerability of the Connecticut shoreline won a national award from the Society of Environmental Journalists. Neena grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and graduated from Yale University in 2011.
A Texas beheading, a Mexican cartel and the border agent facing charges
A headless body is found in a Texas bay. The case bears the familiar markings of mafia muscle and hardball tactics associated with cartel warfare. But
Texas officials are scrambling to prepare for next monster hurricane
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn filed legislation that he says would expedite the long process of constructing a hurricane protection system for the Texas coast, including the particularly vulnerable Houston region.
Playing politics with people’s water along US-Mexico border
In 2013, the discovery of dangerous bacteria in the drinking water of two working-class communities along the Rio Grande in Texas set off alarms among state regulators and investigators. Now it appears that efforts to hold anyone responsible are sputtering to an inconclusive end.
But not a drop to drink …
Clean drinking water isn’t a problem most of us worry about in the United States today. But there are still communities in our country where water is brown or green out of the tap.
Texas a flashpoint in debate over right to film police
As tensions between police and communities such as Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore have intensified, activists across the U.S. have taken to the streets to film law enforcement activity, a practice they call “cop watching.” Now, advocates on both sides of the debate are asking lawmakers for more protection.