Former Border Patrol agent Jenn Budd, author of Against the Wall, writes about her harrowing experience in the agency and about the 2010 killing of migrant Anastasio Hernández-Rojas.
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 8 that a U.S. citizen could not sue a Border Patrol agent who assaulted him. (Link at supremecourt.gov)
Asylum seekers, many of them Russian, are seeking to reach U.S. soil through San Diego’s main port of entry from Tijuana. One case led to a December 12, 2021 use of force incident.
Calls on Congress to look more deeply into the operations of secretive Border Patrol teams whose purpose appears to be to exonerate agents alleged to have committed serious human rights abuses.
The agency makes public its current guidelines for using lethal and less-than-lethal force. (Link at cbp.gov)
Examines two incidents of cross-border use of tear gas and other crowd control measures during the arrival of a “migrant caravan” in Tijuana, and finds only minor wrongdoing. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
A summary of recent experience with border security and migration, with a long list of recommendations.
The Commission finds admissible the case of Anastasio Hernandez, a Mexican citizen who was violently beaten and tasered to death by CBP agents on May 31, 2010.
A research-based letter expressing concern about migrants’ rights and health in Mexico in light of the coronavirus emergency.
A cohort of Border Patrol agents who served together in Douglas, Arizona in the 2000s rose to the topmost ranks and leaves a difficult legacy.