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Government social media accounts generally are run by agency employees in communications and community roles.

The El Paso region of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deactiving its Twitter account after it was used Saturday to promote political and homophobic content - though the agency did not identify which employee was using the Twitter account at the time of the retweets and likes. Read more»

A 1901 photo of Wong Kim Ark, required as a condition of his bond after his arrest in El Paso.

Wong Kim Ark has the unique distinction as perhaps the only person with a Supreme Court ruling declaring him, by name, a citizen of the United States — but that didn’t prevent an immigration official from arresting him and beginning deportation proceedings. Read more»

An entrance to Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, the focal point of a decades long fight over gambling between the state of Texas and El Paso's Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.

El Paso’s Tigua Indians can legally operate bingo-based games at their Speaking Rock Entertainment Center in the Lower Valley - the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision - ending their three-decade fight with the state of Texas over gambling. Read more»

Carlos Hernandez Vasquez.

A government investigation into the 2019 death of a Guatemalan teenager in Border Patrol custody has found serious problems with the agency’s handling of sick detainees and broader problems with care in a detainee system that at the time was overwhelmed with migrants. Read more»

A Customs and Border Protection officer blocked Guatemalan migrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on June 2, 2018. The man in the orange shirt said he also was turned back a day earlier, but his sons managed to reach the port of entry that day, separating the family.

Frontline U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and administration officials used the justification that port facilities were over capacity for processing asylum claims, including detention space - but records show that the capacity excuse often was untruthful. Read more»

Video and documents obtained by ProPublica from the Weslaco Police Department under Texas open records laws. The video contradicted a Border Patrol press release that said Carlos was discovered during a welfare check.

A new report details “deeply troubling failures” by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the 2019 death of a Guatemalan boy in the agency’s custody, including the creation of false records suggesting he was monitored during the night. Read more»

President Joe Biden has made Vice President Kamala Harris the administration’s point person on Central America migration issues.

Vice President Kamala Harris will head to El Paso on Friday, the first visit to the border by the Biden administration’s point person on migration issues. Read more»

A Border Patrol armored vehicle drove through Chihuahuita on Nov. 9, 2018, the day the agency conducted a crowd control exercise it had originally planned to conduct on Election Day, three days earlier.

In 2018, the El Paso Border Patrol sector scrapped a “crowd control exercise” that was planned on Election Day, stating the exercise was postponed “due to inaccurate reporting that caused unneeded confusion in border communities,” - yet emails show it was never anything more than a scheme for media attention that drew heavy criticism within the Border Patrol and CBP. Read more»

An ICE facility in El Paso, Texas.

Six women will be freed from an El Paso immigration detention facility on Wednesday, five days after they alleged that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was putting them in danger of contracting COVID-19 Read more»

An asylum seeker from Nepal who has been force-fed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in El Paso for more than three months could be released from custody this week, his attorneys said. Read more»

An asylum seeker from Nepal has been on a hunger strike for more than 100 days at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement El Paso Processing Center.

A 23-year-old asylum seeker from Nepal has not eaten voluntarily in more than 100 days and has been force-fed for most of the last three months, the latest and longest in a series of hunger strikes at the ICE detention facility in El Paso. Read more»

Video contradicted the Border Patrol’s account of 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez’s death. Now, House Democrats are pressuring the agency to explain why six migrant children died under its care in less than a year. Read more»

Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez

“This is inexcusable.” The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee responds to ProPublica’s report on the death of a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant in Border Patrol custody. Read more»

Video shows Border Patrol held a sick teen in a concrete cell without proper medical attention and did not discover his body until his cellmate alerted guards. The video doesn’t match BP's account of his death. Read more»