Former Customs And Border Protection Agent Blows The Whistle On Culture of Corruption

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Customs and Border Protection is in the news with the recent article in the New York Times on the lowered morale among CBP officers. Much of it stems from public opposition to the detention and [...]

“Dirtbag,” “Savages,” “Subhuman”: A Border Agent’s Hateful Career And The Crime That Finally Ended It

By AC Thompson, Blackagendareport.com -

It was late November 2017, and Matthew Bowen, a veteran Border Patrol agent, was seething. A fellow Border Patrol agent in Texas had just been found dead in the field, and Bowen was certain [...]

For True Climate Justice, Abolish ICE And CBP

By Josue De Luna Navarro, Inequality.org -

Last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Kamala Harris released their Climate Equity Act – the first draft of a critical component of a Green New Deal. The act aims to protect [...]

CBP Agents Interrogate US Citizen, Seize His Phone, After Venezuela Solidarity Trip

By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone Project. -

A US citizen has told The Grayzone that the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service detained him on his way home from Venezuela and violated his privacy. Sergio Lazo Torrez, [...]

Are We Monsters?

By Staff, Historicly.substack.com -

Lyudmilla Pavlichenko was a Soviet sniper who was known for her accuracy. She had killed nearly 300 Nazis. During World War Two, she was also given the harder task of being a diplomat and [...]

Border Patrol Condemns Secret Facebook Group, But Reveals Few Specifics

By A.C. Thompson, Propublica.org -

Long known for its insular culture and tendency toward secrecy, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is saying little in the aftermath of news reports exposing a vulgar and hateful [...]

What To Do In An Age When Crossing The Border Is A Crime

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

It wasn't always a crime to cross the border, but now it is not only a crime but we are also housing immigrants in concentration camps under severe conditions and prosecuting those who try to [...]

Trouble At The Border, American Concentration Camps

By Robert C. Koehler, Common Wonders. -

Yes, we have a serious problem at the border — indeed, at every border we create and defend with force of arms and bureaucratic indifference. “‘If you want water, just drink from a toilet.’ [...]

Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths And Post Sexist Memes

By A. C. Thompson, Pro Publica. -

Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention [...]

#NoKidsIn Cages

By No Kids In Cages. -

Over 3000 children were separated from their parents at the border. They live in cages. Sleep on the floor. They cry out and are not comforted. They’ve spent an average of 154 days away from [...]

Trump Wants Mexico To Become His Own Border Patrol

By David Brooks, La Jornada -

Donald Trump, head of a political party whose symbol is an elephant, accuses Mexico of taking advantage of the United States for decades, allowing an “invasion” of people and drugs, and he says [...]

Border Official Admits Targeting Journalists and Human Rights Advocates With Smuggling Investigations

By Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept -

When first confronted with evidence that it was collaborating with Mexican law enforcement in a sweeping intelligence-gathering operation targeting journalists, activists and attorneys along the [...]

Students Face Criminal Charges After Calling Border Agents ‘Murderers’

By Katherine Mangan, The Journal of Higher Education. -

Two University of Arizona students who protested an on-campus presentation by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency last month by calling the agents "murder patrol" and "an extension of [...]

I Am On The Refugee Caravan And Saw The Tear Gas Attack

By JuanPablo Ramirez-Franco and Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

On Sunday, the United States fired tear gas on asylum seekers—including children—at the San Ysidro crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. In the days since, the Trump administration has doubled [...]

What Border Security And Police Violence Have In Common

By Tanvi Misra, City Lab. -

The photo of Esequiel Hernández Jr. circulated in the media shows a typical high school sophomore in a white cowboy hat, with a smile that goes all the way to his eyes. It was from his yearbook [...]

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