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.
One striking hallmark of border corruption cases is how often the drift into illegal behavior begins with family considerations or entanglements.
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.
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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 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
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.
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.
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 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.
How have the drug trade and a dramatic growth in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ranks affected communities along the border with Mexico?