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Cochise County: No charges vs. Border Patrol agent who shot & killed migrant

The Cochise County Attorney's Office will not pursue charges against the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Mexican man during a violent incident in rugged terrain near the Arizona-New Mexico border in February. ... Read more»

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Border Patrol's forensic teams being eliminated after 'cover up' allegations

After withering criticism and allegations that they have worked to "cover up" shootings involving agents, Border Patrol's Critical Incident Teams are being "eliminated," announced Chris Magnus, head of Customs and Border Protection. ... Read more»

Family of man killed by BP agent near Douglas demands probe, may pursue lawsuit

The family of a Mexican migrant shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in rugged terrain near Douglas wants an independent investigation of the violent February incident and will likely pursue a lawsuit against the agency. ... Read more»

Grijalva pushes watchdog to investigate fatal incidents involving Border Patrol agents

Following two deadly incidents in Southern Arizona involving U.S. Border Patrol agents — including a fatal shooting, and a pursuit that ended in a crash that killed two — U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva called for "comprehensive" investigations from a federal watchdog. ... Read more»

Feds probe after Haitian migrant dies from pneumonia, COVID days after being taken into BP custody

A migrant died from respiratory distress caused by pneumonia and COVID-19 at the Yuma Regional Medical Center several days after he was taken into custody by a Border Patrol agent. Federal officials are investigating his treatment. ... Read more»

New guidelines issued for care for pregnant women, mothers with babies born in Border Patrol stations

Customs and Border Protection released new guidelines for the treatment of pregnant woman and infants in custody at Border Patrol stations, following a critical report from a federal watchdog and pressure from 11 Democratic senators. ... Read more»

Grijalva calls for review of Texas facility for migrant kids after whistleblower complaint

Following a whistleblower complaint over the treatment of migrant children at facility at Fort Bliss in Texas, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva called for a congressional investigation into what he called "horrific" and "inhumane practices" at the facility. ... Read more»

DHS secretary ends 'Remain in Mexico' border policy

Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas announced the end of the Trump-era "Migrant Protection Protocols," which forced thousands of asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims wind through the immigration court system. ... Read more»

Trump administration deported migrant parents without reuniting them with children

Trump administration officials took little care to determine whether immigrants parents wanted to be reunited with their children before deportation, and instead relied on a haphazard, inconsistent process that lacked "clear guidance," a federal watchdog said.... Read more»

3 years after 'metering' instituted by Trump, 3,800 asylum-seekers still wait along Arizona border

Three years after the Trump administration placed an ad-hoc block to keep asylum-seekers from crossing the border to legally make their cases, nearly 3,800 people remain in legal limbo in three cities along the Arizona-Mexico border.... 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»

Immigrant advocates ask DHS watchdog to protect ICE detainees from COVID-19

Advocacy groups filed an oversight complaint Thursday, arguing there is a "systemic failure" at Immigration and Customs Enforcement to protect thousands of detained migrants from coronavirus. ... Read more»

BP agent charged with running down Guatemalan man pleads guilty to civil rights violation

A Nogales-area Border Patrol agent, accused of assaulting a Guatemalan man and then lying about it, will plead guilty to a misdemeanor civil rights violation, his lawyer said Monday. BP Agent Matthew Bowen will leave the agency under the settlement.... Read more»1

Fresh video evidence may delay trial of BP agent accused of running down Guatemalan man

The trial of an Border Patrol agent accused of assaulting a Guatemalan man and then lying it may be delayed. Agent Matthew Bowen's attorney said Friday that federal prosecutors disclosed 'critical' video evidence just 11 days before trial. ... Read more»

Jury to see 'racially offensive' texts by BP agent accused of running down suspect

A jury will see most of the texts sent by a Border Patrol agent accused of running down a Guatemalan man with his patrol pickup and then lying about it, a judge ruled. Matthew Bowen called people apprehended by agents "disgusting subhuman sh-t," and repeatedly used "tonk," a word widely known as a racial epithet.... 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»

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