Report Suggests Corruption, Criminal Misconduct Within CBP

Report Suggests Corruption, Criminal Misconduct Within CBP

By Jenny Day SAN DIEGO – A recently released scathing report suggested criminal misconduct within the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, the Customs and Border Protection. Millions of people cross in and out of the country at the border every day, and usually they do so without any problems. But, a report released Wednesday, accused […]

Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley of Texas is a world apart, isolated by empty ranch land to the north, the Gulf to the east, and Mexico to the south. A million-and-a-half people live there amid dazzling wealth and stark poverty. But federal authorities say “the Valley” is steeped in corruption of every stripe: drug smuggling, vote […]

NY Times: Swift Release for Detained Migrants

NY Times: Swift Release for Detained Migrants

By New York Times Editorial Board Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took a step in the right direction last month when he announced “substantial changes” in how the department treats migrant families taken into custody along the southern border. He was responding to widespread concerns that mothers with young children — already traumatized after fleeing […]

Border Patrol Prone To Corruption, Needs More Internal Investigators, Report Finds

Border Patrol Prone To Corruption, Needs More Internal Investigators, Report Finds

By Adolfo Flores The report, commissioned by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, recommended that hundreds of internal affairs investigators be hired to stem the high rate of corruption-related arrests among border patrol employees. The rate of corruption-related arrests among U.S. border patrol agents is so high that the Homeland Security Advisory Council is recommending the […]