The Washington Post: Border Patrol may be more accountable with new hopes of reform

The Washington Post: Border Patrol may be more accountable with new hopes of reform

By Editorial Board Few Federal government agencies have grown as quickly as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which includes the 21,000 agents, double the number in 2004, who patrol the nation’s frontiers with Mexico and Canada. That growth has been accompanied by an alarming number of incidents involving the use of lethal force, particularly along […]

ABC News: Feds: Man Shot by Border Patrol Posed No Threat

ABC News: Feds: Man Shot by Border Patrol Posed No Threat

By Astrid Galvan A Mexican man shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona four years ago did not pose a threat, according to a letter by federal prosecutors in Arizona who reviewed the case. Jesus Castro-Romo of Nogales, Sonora, was wounded in the stomach on Nov. 16, 2010, after being caught crossing illegally […]

SBCC: CBP Reforms On The Right Track But Implementation Is Key

SBCC: CBP Reforms On The Right Track But Implementation Is Key

PRESS RELEASE September 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ricardo Favela, 760.659.3620, ricardo@alliancesd.org Kim Rescate, 619.804.7822, kim@alliancesd.org SOUTHERN BORDER REGION: Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske announced that the agency will be implementing a unified, formal review process for use of force incidents. The Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, also announced a […]