LA Times: Border Patrol sued in fatal shooting of man in Mexico

LA Times: Border Patrol sued in fatal shooting of man in Mexico

The family of a Mexican man who was shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol agents two years ago has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the agency sanctioned an unbridled use of deadly force in response to rock throwing. The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Laredo, Texas, is the latest to […]

Faith, labor and rights organizations urge President Obama to reform border enforcement policies

Faith, labor and rights organizations urge President Obama to reform border enforcement policies

PRESS RELEASE August 27, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ricardo Favela, 760.659.3620, ricardo@alliancesd.org Kim Rescate, 619.804.7822, kim@alliancesd.org SOUTHERN BORDER: As the president readies a major immigration announcement, 76 organizations including the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) and the American Civil Liberties Union delivered a letter urging the Obama Administration to implement common-sense policy reforms in the borderlands as […]

In Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

In Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

Listen to the story By John Burnett Calls for security at the border have intensified as an unprecedented number of migrant children have started crossing into the U.S. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the area, but border security is more complex than it appears. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For […]