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Court Orders Release Of Video Stills Showing Deplorable Conditions Inside Border Patrol Detention Facilities

Following attempts by Border Patrol to keep evidence from the public, a court ordered the release of video stills depicting disturbing conditions inside detention facilities in the Tucson, Arizona sector. From the American Immigration Council: Accepting the position of the Plaintiffs and the Arizona Republic, which intervened to argue for the release of the materials, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New York Times Editorial and Bloomberg Opinion Piece Condemn Border Patrol Union Endorsement of Donald Trump

Last week, we noted that the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) endorsement of Donald Trump should not have been surprising, given the union’s longstanding relationship and collusion with the anti-immigrant movement. A new editorial and new opinion piece, by the New York Times and Bloombergrespectively, weigh in to offer additional commentary and condemnation. We present the pieces below, which are also available online … Continue reading »

NBPC’s Anti-Immigrant Manifesto

In reality, it’s no surprise that the National Border Patrol Council threw its support behind the campaign of Donald Trump.  His candidacy has been filled with racist and xenophobic epithets from the beginning, and this is a group frequently connected to extreme-right organizations with a decidedly anti-immigrant animus. It’s also unsurprising that indviduals charged with … Continue reading »

Shocker! National Border Patrol Council, with Deep Ties to Anti-Immigrant Movement, Endorses Leading Anti-Immigrant Candidate Donald Trump

Only Surprising Aspect of News that NBPC Endorsed Trump is that it Took Them This Long to Endorse The news that the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) has endorsed Republican frontrunner Donald Trump generated a flurry of attention yesterday. Yet the only surprising thing about yesterday’s announcement is that it took the National Border Patrol Council this … Continue reading »

While Donald Trump Goes to the Border, the Trump Effect is on Display in Congress

If We Are Going to Have a Debate on Immigration Policy, Let’s Move from Gotcha Politics to Real Solutions While the Donald heads to the border today, the Trump Effect is on display in Washington.  The GOP is following Donald Trump’s lead by staging votes on piecemeal anti-immigrant measures in Congress while blocking a comprehensive solution … Continue reading »

Leading Anti-Immigrant Groups — Including Border Agents And Breitbart — Arrange Trump Campaign Event At Border

Leading Republican Presidential candidate  Donald Trump — who is also currently the nation’s leading anti-immigrant voice — will visit the U.S./Mexico border and meet with Border Patrol agents tomorrow, several have news outlets confirmed. “I’ve been invited by border patrols and they want to honor me, actually, and thousands and thousands of ’em because I’m … Continue reading »

US Customs And Border Protection Won’t Take Any Action Against Agents Involved In Over 60 Deadly-Force Cases

US Customs and Border Protection won’t take any action against agents involved in over 60 “deadly-force” incidents from 2010 to 2012, reports Bob Ortega of the Arizona Republic: The 67 incidents had been identified in 2013 in a scathing report on CBP’s use-of-force practices by the Police Executive Research Forum, a law-enforcement research and policy … Continue reading »

Must-Read Piece From Vox's Dara Lind: "Are Border Patrol Agents Threatening To Go Rogue?"

Vox’s Dara Lind highlights an alarming divide between the Obama Administration’s immigration enforcement priorities and the Border Patrol agents tasked with carrying out those policies on the ground. While President Obama’s November 2014 expanded DACA and DAPA programs are currently on hold following a judge’s ruling, the Obama Administration’s prosecutorial discretion guidelines — outlining who … Continue reading »

WaPo Editorial: Border Patrol May Be More Accountable With Hope of Reform

An important editorial at the Washington Post highlights the steps that the Border Patrol is slowly taking to reform its operations, which have come under scrutiny for use of excessive force.  This is important, and necessary, considering that Border Patrol has made headlines for shooting at kids who throw rocks and stepping into the path of cars to … Continue reading »