Tag: Border Patrol

July 1, 2020

September 22, 2020
  • 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.

Tags: Border Patrol, Human Rights, U.S. Policy

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Compliance with Use of Force Policy for Incidents on November 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019

August 24, 2020

Published by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector-General on August 24, 2020.

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)

Tags: Border Patrol, CBP, Crowd Control, Oversight, San Diego, Use of Force

August 1, 2020

August 1, 2020
Photo source: Tweet from No More Deaths @NoMoreDeaths

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.”

Tags: Border Patrol, Humanitarian aid, Organizational Culture, Tucson

7 Humane, Effective Border and Migration Measures in the House’s 2021 Homeland Security Appropriation

July 27, 2020

Published by the Washington Office on Latin America on July 27, 2020.

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.

Tags: Border Patrol, Budget, CBP, Detention, Fencing, ICE, Legislation, Oversight, Processing, Remain in Mexico