USA Today: Border commissioner, facing heat, promises changes

USA Today: Border commissioner, facing heat, promises changes

By Alan Gomez ORLANDO — The new head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is trying to get his agency back on track amid controversies that range from deadly shootings by agents to the handling of children flooding across the border from Central America. Gil Kerlikowske, the former national drug czar who was confirmed as […]

Politico Magazine: The Green Monster

Politico Magazine: The Green Monster

How the Border Patrol became America’s most out-of-control law enforcement agency. By Garrett M. Graff Gil Kerlikowske was hoping to make it through at least his first week on the job without being awakened in the middle of the night. President Barack Obama’s new head of Customs and Border Protection, Kerlikowske could have used a week […]

CBS: Border Patrol killings face renewed scrutiny

CBS: Border Patrol killings face renewed scrutiny

By Anna Werner Dallas - Drug shootings are common along the border. But 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was not gunned down by Mexican criminals. He was shot eight times in the back by a U.S. border patrol agent who fired from behind this fence. “What were they doing?” a Mexican dispatcher asked. “They were throwing rocks,” […]