Border Patrol work is a complicated affair for Mexican American families, bringing with it questions of allegiance and identity.
The federal government has spent a decade chasing a meandering paper trail, with researchers combing through yellowed government files, testing the faded memories of neighbors and perusing the local library as they try to sort out who owns the land.
One month after Donald Trump’s stunning win to become the next president of the United States, the emboldened Border Patrol union is still celebrating his victory – and its newfound access to power.
U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Nov. 30 about whether certain criminal and terrorist immigrants, among others subject to mandatory detention, may get a bond hearing after six months in jail.
Prosecutors are compiling a growing dossier on Eduardo Luna, identified as an alleged former member of the powerful Gulf Cartel.
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.
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.
In recent years, Customs and Border Protection has turned to polygraph tests and behavioral research to weed out criminals in its ranks. But whether corrupt agents really are caught and punished remains an open question.
On this episode of Reveal, our joint investigation with The Texas Tribune profiles federal border officials who were arrested for or convicted of acts of corruption that allegedly compromised their mission to stop crime and keep their country secure.
One striking hallmark of border corruption cases is how often the drift into illegal behavior begins with family considerations or entanglements.