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.
Data obtained by Reveal highlights how a patchwork system can be ill-equipped to tackle serious mental health episodes, leaving migrant children to bear the tremendous toll.
Carla Provost came under scrutiny during the Trump administration for child deaths in custody, family separation and her membership in a xenophobic Facebook group.
CIR senior reporter and producer Aura Bogado is one of 28 fellows selected this year who are each provided up to $200,000 in funding for promising work.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has provided a series of contradictory and confusing statements about its investigation into the deputy’s conduct.
The bipartisan legislation would require grant applicants to be licensed by the state in which they are operating, as well as disclose license suspensions or pending investigations within the last five years.
Kids who cross the border alone are held in government-funded shelters. When they misbehave, staff sometimes call police. And kids are getting arrested, jailed – sometimes even tased.
The move comes a day after a Reveal investigation and as the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office continues to fight the disclosure of public records.
The federal refugee agency is supposed to care for migrant children. But some shelters have turned to police after children allegedly fought, damaged property or had mental health needs.
Guatemala sends more migrants to the U.S. than anywhere in Central America. What is driving so many people to leave?