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 […]
How have the drug trade and a dramatic growth in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ranks affected communities along the border with Mexico?
Ever wondered how heavy narcotics such as heroin make it to America’s streets – where it comes from, how it’s distributed and who it hurts?
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 It’s one of the U.S. Border Patrol’s most controversial practices: shooting at migrants and suspected drug runners who throw rocks […]
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 […]
Researchers at Columbia University are working on a “declassification engine.” Reporter Amanda Aronczyk speaks with professor Matthew Connelly about the project.
Ben Wizner, an attorney for the ACLU, is coordinating Edward Snowden’s legal defense for leaking classified NSA documents. We speak with him at his office in New York about the value and limits of leaks.