The brother of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with capital murder in an alleged Mexican drug cartel hit struck a surprise deal last week to help prosecutors build their case against his siblings.
New Border Patrol chief faces uphill battle to reform agency
The selection of Mark Morgan, a career FBI official, to run the 20,000-strong force sends a clear message: The Border Patrol has a culture problem that needs to be fixed.
Family ties can lead to corruption along the border
One striking hallmark of border corruption cases is how often the drift into illegal behavior begins with family considerations or entanglements.
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Corruption at the border: Sex, drugs and rolling through inspection
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.
Agent, drug smuggler joined together for love and money
Raquel Esquivel and Diego Esquivel both ended up in federal prison. That’s one of the risks when a Border Patrol agent gets involved with a drug smuggler.
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
‘Batalla en la Frontera’ examines Border Patrol’s use of deadly force
Our documentary, co-produced with Telemundo and MSNBC, investigates deadly force used by Border Patrol agents and how the U.S. government has failed to hold the agency accountable.
When crossing the border is a federal crime
More people are prosecuted for immigration-related federal crimes than for all other categories combined. We explain how these prosecutions work and how they became so prevalent through the story of one man.
Border Patrol under fire and under the microscope
As the Border Patrol has expanded its presence on the U.S.-Mexico border, it’s come with problems such as corruption, abuse of power and questionable use of force – all documented in an internal investigation.
Arizona joins Texas in using police for contentious border strike force
Arizona officials want Congress to shell out taxpayer money to bankroll a so-called border strike force just weeks after quietly abandoning plans to use private money for the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border fence.