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Stories by Melissa del Bosque

A group of agents rose through the ranks to lead Border Patrol. They’re leaving it in crisis.

The Douglas mafia: How several agents from a small outpost in Arizona, including recently retired chief Carla Provost, climbed to BP's top, then one by one retired, leaving corruption, misconduct and a toxic culture in their wake.... Read more»0

Border agents can now get classified intel - experts call that dangerous

The Trump administration is creating a center that will give immigration agents access to information from U.S. intelligence agencies. Migrants and others denied entry will be unable to see the evidence against them because it is classified.... Read more»0

The case that made an ex-ICE attorney realize the gov't was relying on false 'evidence' against migrants

Years after quitting her job as an attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Laura Peña returned to the fight — defending migrants she’d once prosecuted. Then, a perplexing family separation case forced her to call upon everything she’d learned. ... Read more»0

Immigration officials use secretive gang databases to deny asylum claims

With scant public notice, immigration officials are relying on databases run by foreign police and militaries to check whether migrants crossing the U.S. border have gang affiliations, which would allow officials to detain and eventually deport them.... Read more»0