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.
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.
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
In a new report, a law enforcement expert witness found a Border Patrol policy allowing agents to shoot their firearms based on the threat of a thrown object “highly suspect.”
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.