Death of man in U.S. Border Patrol custody under investigation

Death of man in U.S. Border Patrol custody under investigation

By Lorena Figueroa Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man who died Friday while in U.S. Border Patrol custody for drug possession. The man, a U.S. citizen whose name was not released, was found unresponsive at about 10:40 a.m. in a holding cell of the Border Patrol checkpoint at Highway 62/180 between […]

Operation Streamline is costly (and it doesn’t work)

Operation Streamline is costly (and it doesn’t work)

Our Turn: Arizona’s senators misunderstand Operation Streamline, which prosecutes undocumented migrants en masse. Arizona’s senators recently sent a highly publicized letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that suggests they misunderstand Operation Streamline, a costly, ineffective and unjust program of en masse prosecution of immigrants who have crossed the border without documents. In Arizona’s version […]

Human Rights Watch: Migrants Returned to Danger

Human Rights Watch: Migrants Returned to Danger

Serious Flaws in Border Screening of Fleeing Central Americans. (San Pedro Sula) – The US government’s rapid-fire screening of unauthorized migrants at the border is sending Central Americans back to the risk of serious harm, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 44-page report, “‘You Don’t Have Rights Here’: US Border Screening and Returns of […]