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Trump-era Border Patrol chief pushed out by Biden admin

The Biden administration has pushed out the chief of the Border Patrol, Rodney Scott, telling a long-term proponent of the border wall, and one of a few remaining Trump-era appointees, to leave the agency. ... Read more»

Watchdog: 83 border agents made racist, sexist Facebook posts; CBP leaders didn't act to prevent incidents

Facing racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive social media activity from their employees, senior leaders with U.S. Customs and Border Protection took no action on their own to prevent further misconduct, according to a report published Monday by a federal watchdog.... Read more»

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»

A Border Patrol agent reveals what it's really like to guard migrant children

With the agency under fire for holding children in deplorable conditions and over racist and misogynistic Facebook posts, one agent speaks about what it’s like to do his job. “Somewhere down the line people just accepted what’s going on as normal.”... Read more»

Border Patrol condemns secret Facebook group, but reveals few specifics

The agency won’t say how many employees have been disciplined or warned in the ongoing scandal over offensive social media posts.... 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»