- An El Paso sector Border Patrol agent ran over a 29-year-old Mexican man while pursuing him with a vehicle, according to Border Patrol spokesperson George Gomez. A statement from the Border Patrol about the incident indicated that agents were searching for three migrants near the Ysleta Port of Entry at approximately 9 p.m. July 1 when an agent “inadvertently” ran over one of the migrants.
“Overall, the majority of respondents reported their facilities were prepared to address COVID-19.” The report makes no recommendations. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
The result of congressionally mandated unannounced inspections of CBP holding facilities. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Examines two incidents of cross-border use of tear gas and other crowd control measures during the arrival of a “migrant caravan” in Tijuana, and finds only minor wrongdoing. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Caption: “Border Patrol also stabbed all of the gallons in the back of a truck that was at Byrd Camp during the raid on Friday. Attacks on our work are attacks on people crossing the border. Irreparable damage was done to the people who sought aid in our camp.”
Caption: “One volunteer was able to get a few pictures from inside camp when BORTAC and Border Patrol entered. Heavily armed agents drove straight into the humanitarian aid camp in a Bearcat tank as helicopters circled overhead.”
Caption: “Border Patrol also brought a cameraman. He filmed the scene as agents chased and arrested people who had sought out humanitarian aid and respite from the 100 degree heat. More photos and footage exist, but phones are still in custody.”
Caption: “Border Patrol and BORTAC arrested people receiving care and ransacked the humanitarian aid station, ripping apart tents and destroying medical supplies. This morning during clean up, volunteers also saw that agents had disconnected the power to the well, the only water source on the property of the remote desert camp.”
A discussion of the Trump administration’s use of Border Patrol personnel to confront Americans in cities far from the U.S.-Mexico border.
Caption: “Brutal bailout: #Laredo Sector #USBP agents attempted to pull over a truck with a livestock trailer that evaded checkpoint inspection on Hwy. 359. The driver later bailed out, leaving 37 aliens locked in the trailer.”
Caption: “Laredo Sector #USBP agents, working together w/ @webb_county sheriff’s office apprehended 26 aliens in deplorable conditions at a stash house in East Laredo.”
An overview of key measures in the House of Representatives’ version of the 2021 DHS appropriation, including cutting border wall spending, defunding “Remain in Mexico,” reducing ICE detention, and others.
Caption: “More than 127 lbs. of meth was seized this weekend by #BorderPatrol agents. In separate events, vigilant agents found meth hidden inside a gas tank & packed in a spare tire.”
Caption: “USBP Laredo Sector BORSTAR and MRT agents rendered life-saving aid to two juveniles after they were spotted on a ranch by @CBPAMO.”
Caption: “In June, CBP agents and officers rescued… 3 abandoned from smuggling attempt, including a pregnant woman”
Caption: “Yesterday temperatures across Southern Arizona peaked above 110 degrees. Tucson Sector #BorderPatrol Agents rescued 10 people in a 24 hour period – some required life flights for their injuries.”
Caption: “A #USBP Laredo Sector agents and @CBPAMO
pursuit ended with a vehicle splashing down in the Rio Grande. 371.5 lbs of marijuana were seized.”
Caption: “USBP Horse Patrol & ground agents apprehended 2 narcotics smugglers with 62.6 lbs. of marijuana, valued at $50,808, strapped to their backs.”
Caption: “US Border Patrol continues to deploy manpower to assist in law enforcement efforts in containing riots across the country. We’re proud to respond to requests from fellow law enforcement agencies to help keep our communities safe.”