If an inquiry by Homeland Security Investigations leads to criminal charges against Central Romana Corp. or company executives, it would be “unprecedented,” one former agent says.
Female agents are so rare in the U.S. Border Patrol that they have their own nickname: the Fearless 5%. It’s meant as a badge of honor, but the title is a bold admission of the agency’s inability to recruit or retain women.
Some current and former border officials say a new vast barrier would do little to help agents secure much of the 1,300 miles of remote border that la
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.
A panel of law enforcement experts has warned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection must undertake a long list of reforms to eliminate the risk of endemic corruption and reduce the “unlawful and unconstitutional” use of lethal force to a rarity.
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.
CIR has been trying for more than three years to obtain accurate, detailed mapping data of the border fence system but has been rebuffed repeatedly by federal officials. But how secret is a 10-foot-tall metal fence that runs along golf courses and through major cities?
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?