A deep look at the April 2023 Border Patrol shooting of a man wielding a club, following a vehicle pursuit in New Mexico. Reveals that the man suffered from mental illness.
A report submitted for the 2023 Review of U.S. Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights finds U.S. border law enforcement compliance sorely lacking.
“Includes statistical data on a total of 151 deaths, which occurred during FY 2021, including 55 in-custody deaths, 53 reportable CBP-involved deaths, and 43 additional deaths that Appropriations staff requested OPR to review.” (Original link)
The main revisions concern chokeholds and no-knock warrants. (Link at dhs.gov)
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.