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The logo of the Corrections Corporation of America hangs over the Eloy Detention Center, which the private prison company runs under contract with immigration authorities.

Despite a decision by the Justice Department to reduce the use of privately run detention facilities, a Homeland Security advisory subcommittee said immigration officials should continue to use them, citing costs and the need for flexibility. Read more»

A woman points to graffiti near the street in Nogales, Son., where Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, died after he was shot by Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz in 2012. Swartz will likely face trial for the shooting in November.

Customs and Border Protection cleared four agents of wrongdoing in use-of-force incidents, including one near Nogales, two in Texas and the fourth off the coast of California. In two instances, people were killed, but CBP said that agents acted "in compliance" when they used deadly force. Read more»

The Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road.

The ACLU said it has documents showing 142 cases of Border Patrol agents violating the civil rights of motorists passing through checkpoints in California and Arizona over the last four years — including racial profiling, verbal abuse, and in at least two cases, making overt threats with their firearms. Read more» 1

A Border Patrol vehicle at the scene of a shooting by agents southwest of Tucson in October 2014.

A federal oversight panel charged with reviewing how Customs and Border Protection handles deadly force cases recommends the agency more than double the number of investigators to review abuses and corruption. Read more»