NPR: Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases

NPR: Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases

By Steve Inskeep The new commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he is reviewing scores of incidents in which agents have used deadly force. R. Gil Kerlikowske made that statement during an exclusive interview with NPR’s Morning Edition. It was his first extended conversation about controversial incidents in which the Border Patrol has […]

U.S. Turns Back on Child Migrants After Its Policies in Guatemala, Honduras Sowed Seeds of Crisis

U.S. Turns Back on Child Migrants After Its Policies in Guatemala, Honduras Sowed Seeds of Crisis

By Democracy Now  As tens of thousands of children cross the U.S. border fleeing violence in their native Central American home countries, we look at the historical roots of the crisis. The United States has a long and sadly bloody history of destabilizing democratic governments in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — the very countries […]

The New York Times: Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case

The New York Times: Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case

By Julia Preston and Laura Tillman McALLEN, Tex. — Jose Antonio Vargas, who has chronicled in minute detail the twists and turns of his life as a Filipino living illegally for years in the United States, was detained by the Border Patrol for most of the day on Tuesday and then released with a notice to appear […]