Sponsored by
brian hastings

brian hastingsRSS

Border Patrol downplays agents' racist, misogynistic Facebook group

Agents in a secret Facebook group shared crudely manipulated images of men sexually assaulting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat and frequent antagonist of the Border Patrol; joked about migrants who died while trying to enter the United States; and made racist insults about Central Americans. The group called itself “I’m 10-15,” Border Patrol radio code for “aliens in custody,” and included some 9,500 current or former agents. ... Read more»

Vaccinations give migrants hope and health as they wait to enter the U.S.

American doctors, members of Congress and immigrant advocates have been pushing U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials to vaccinate migrants after several migrant children, including some diagnosed with the flu, have died while in U.S. custody. With CBP so far rejecting those requests, some organizations are working to get migrants the health care they need – on the Mexican side of the border.... Read more»

'Deplorable': CBP official condemns border agents' FB jokes about migrant deaths

A top official at Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday of a secret Facebook group for BP agents that the "views expressed in those posts are deplorable and do not represent the core values that we swear to uphold."... Read more»

Secret Facebook group for BP agents will be investigated

With revelations that Border Patrol agents maintained a secret Facebook group marked by jokes about migrant deaths, and a vulgar illustration of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, officials said they were investigating the posts and the agents' union "strongly" condemned them. ... Read more»

DHS will begin 'pilot' next week to collect DNA from immigrant children, parents

As early as next week, the Department of Homeland Security will begin collecting DNA from children and parents as part of a "pilot program," to help identify and prosecute people posing as families, officials said Wednesday after a BP sector chief "let the cat out of the bag."... Read more»

CBP: Southern border apprehensions topped 360,000 in first half of year

Customs and Border protection leaders warn lenient laws are encouraging families to flee central American violence and seek asylum in the U.S.... Read more»