Following months of public pressure, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released a long-awaited independent review of deadly shootings and uses of force by its agents and officers.
A man walks along the border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, near where a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot Mexican citizen Edgar Ortega in 2008. Authorities said Ortega was throwing rocks at agents.Guillermo Arias/Associated Press Despite pledges from the Obama administration for greater transparency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has kept secret a potentially embarrassing independent
Citing a CIR report, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer has announced a new bill to implement standards at Customs and Border Protection facilities, including Border Patrol stations, to ensure humane detention conditions.
Some men held at a short-term detention center in Nogales, Ariz., use heat-reflective “space” blankets. Interviews and court records show many immigrants have been held for days in rooms kept at temperatures so low that they develop pneumonia and other illnesses.Peter O’Dowd/Fronteras The moment Border Patrol agents swooped in on Claudia and her husband, Marvin,
Jeffrey Self is the commander of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Arizona Joint Field Command. His sister, 52-year-old Tammy Leigh Stephens of Phoenix, has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting an illegal immigration entry.Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press The sister of the top-ranking U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in Arizona pleaded guilty Thursday to smuggling
In our continuing coverage of activity along the U.S.-Mexico border, CIR reporters Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz and news applications developer Michael Corey answered your questions on reddit during our first Ask Me Anything. Read some of the highlights and links to some great resources that came up during Thursday’s chat.
Andrew Becker, G.W. Schulz and Michael Corey of the CIR staff will answer your questions about the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday in a Reddit AMA.
The Center for Investigative Reporting is releasing findings from our deep look into which drugs are crossing the 2,000-mile border that separates the United States from Mexico.
An enforcement scorecard greets motorists at the U.S. Border Patrol’s Falfurrias, Texas, checkpoint. Local authorities in Brooks County say they can no longer afford to prosecute checkpoint drug cases that the federal government declines to take.G.W. Schulz/The Center for Investigative Reporting The Border Patrol makes its presence known in Falfurrias, Texas. The Rio Grande Valley