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Border Patrol tackles corruption in new strategic blueprint

In issuing its first new national strategy in eight years, the U.S. Border Patrol acknowledged this week an embarrassing but serious concern within its ranks: corruption. “The U.S. Border Patrol is fortunate in that the documented cases of corrupt employees represent only a minute percentage of the workforce,” the 2012-2016 Border Patrol Strategic Plan says.

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Border agency’s rapid growth accompanied by rise in corruption

This story also appeared in the Los Angeles Times. A sun-faded homeland security sign awaits motorists as they enter the United States from Mexico at the border in San Ysidro, California. Image courtesy Mike Blake/Reuters     When Luis Alarid was a child, his mother would seat him in the car while she smuggled people

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Surge of Immigrants from India Baffles Border Officials in Texas

This story also ran in the Los Angeles Times. Thousands of immigrants from India have crossed into the United States illegally at the southern tip of Texas in the last year, part of a mysterious and rapidly growing human smuggling pipeline that is backing up court dockets, filling detention centers and triggering investigations. The immigrants,

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More High-Tech Setbacks for Border Security

The Obama administration's recent surprise decision to suspend new work on a multibillion-dollar high-tech border control system raises further questions about the government's use of computer networks and sensors in an effort to seal the border with Mexico.

May 24, 2010
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