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United States Border Patrol:
The United States Border Patrol (USBP) is the United States Customs and Border Protection's federal law enforcement arm within the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The USBP is the armed and uniformed federal police that secure the borders of the United States by detecting and preventing illegal aliens, terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, and prevent illegal trafficking of people and contraband.


U.S. Supreme Court divided on Mexican cross-border shooting dispute

Supreme Court justices appeared divided on whether to let foreigners bring civil rights lawsuits in U.S. courts as they considered a bid by a slain Mexican teenager's family to revive a lawsuit against..
Reuters - Published

New pictures released from inside overcrowded Border Patrol facilities

Politico White House reporter Nancy Cook, CBS News Capitol Hill producer Rebecca Kaplan, and CBS News chief justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss..
CBS News - Published

Mexican migrant in Border Patrol custody dies at Arizona hospital

Customs and Border Protection said agents apprehended a 49-year-old Mexican migrant on Sunday. He had a preexisting heart condition and died Monday.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Senior Border Patrol Agent Faces Charges of Sexually Assaulting Colleague

The assault accusation is at the center of a #MeToo moment for the nation’s border-security force.
NYTimes.com - Published

Local governments spend millions caring for migrants dumped by Trump's Border Patrol

Migrants arrive exhausted, out of money, even sick from time in Border Patrol custody. Local governments spend millions for their care.
USATODAY.com - Published

3-year-old migrant boy barely recognized his dad when they were reunited after months apart

A Congressional hearing painted a bleak picture for children separated from families at the border, saying they can suffer extreme trauma. In our Eye On America "Separated and Counting" series, we are..
CBS News - Published

Border Patrol agents struggle with morale amid criticism for treatment of migrants

Under President Trump, the Border Patrol has been put on the front lines of an unprecedented crackdown on illegal immigration. The backlash to the administration's policies is affecting agents and..
CBS News - Published

‘People Actively Hate Us’: Inside the Border Patrol’s Morale Crisis

Overwhelmed by desperate migrants and criticized for mistreating the people in their care, many agents have grown defensive, insular and bitter.
NYTimes.com - Published

One suspect dead after Border Patrol agent shot at traffic stop

Two agents pulled over a vehicle Friday evening near Brackettville when a person inside the vehicle fired on them, officials said
CBS News - Published

Doctors in Congress urge officials to offer migrants flu shots

Three physicians serving in Congress called the current policy of not providing flu shots to migrant families and children in Border Patrol custody "dangerous" and "shortsighted"
CBS News - Published

Border Patrol building 30-foot wall in Arizona

The US Border Patrol has begun construction of five miles of a 30-foot border wall along the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona. The wall is replacing an older barrier that was designed to stop vehciles..
USATODAY.com - Published

Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty to Hitting Man in Face

The agent, Jason McGilvray, resigned. He is the second Border Patrol agent to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge this month.
NYTimes.com - Published

Migrant Children Are Entitled to Toothbrushes and Soap, Federal Court Rules

A federal appeals court panel rejected the government’s definition of “safe and sanitary” conditions for children in Border Patrol facilities.
NYTimes.com - Published

Border agent who called migrants 'subhuman' pleads guilty to intentionally running over migrant

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Matthew Bowen pleaded guilty to running over a Guatemalan migrant with his patrol vehicle in December 2017.
USATODAY.com - Published

Border Patrol Agent Who Hit Migrant With Truck Pleads Guilty

Matthew Bowen, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, had sent a text message referring to immigrants as “subhuman” and “murdering savages,” according to court documents.
NYTimes.com - Published

It's not just Donald Trump. Immigration agencies and officials also use language of hate.

From the academy to the stations, Border Patrol agents are flooded with racist, misleading and false information fed to them by anti-immigrant groups.
USATODAY.com - Published

Migrant man dies at New Mexico Border Patrol station

The 32-year-old migrant man from El Salvador went "medical distress" while being processed at the Border Patrol Station in Lordsburg, New Mexico.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Assails Congressional Critic, Calling His Majority-Black District a ‘Disgusting’ Rat-Infested ‘Mess’

President Trump lashed out at Representative Elijah Cummings, accusing him of being “a brutal bully” to Border Patrol agents.
NYTimes.com - Published

Embattled Border Patrol chief in El Paso transferred to Detroit

Facing criticism over treatment of migrants, the top Border Patrol leader in El Paso is transferred to Detroit, raising concerns.
USATODAY.com - Published

Lawmaker describes 'unacceptable' border detention conditions, meets with US citizen in Border Patrol custody

A U.S. lawmaker described 'unacceptable' border detention facilities while meeting with a U.S. citizen in Border Patrol custody.
USATODAY.com - Published

AOC to DHS chief: Border agents shared 'images of my violent rape' in secret Facebook group

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan about the whereabouts of Border Patrol agents who threatened her in a secret Facebook group.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pence Defends Conditions at Migrant Detention Centers in Texas

Vice President Mike Pence toured two Border Patrol facilities on Friday, later saying they were “providing care that every American would be proud of.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Mike Pence says it was 'heartbreaking' talking to children at border centers in Texas

Vice President Mike Pence toured a Border Patrol facility in Texas after reports that migrants detained are being held in dangerous conditions.
USATODAY.com - Published

Tropical Storm Barry, Wimbledon semifinals, R. Kelly case: 5 things to know Friday

Barry threatens repeat of 2016 flooding, Pence visits Border Patrol facility, Nadal and Federer go toe-to-toe in Wimbledon and more things to start your Friday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Guatemalan migrant woman has miscarriage in Border Patrol custody

Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a 25-year-old woman in their custody experienced a miscarriage. The woman was four months pregnant.
USATODAY.com - Published

15-year-old migrant girl claims Border Patrol officer assaulted her, sparking probe

Customs and Border Protection confirms it is investigating allegations of sexual assault on a 15-year-old migrant girl by a border officer. The alleged assault, first reported by NBC News, took place..
CBS News - Published

Department of Homeland Security investigating sexual assault allegation at border facility

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating an allegation of sexual assault at a Border Patrol facility for migrant children in Yuma, Arizona. The Customs and Border Protection said in a..
CBS News - Published

Migrants report abuse, misconduct, poor conditions at Arizona border facility

Reports revealed by NBC News allege mistreatment and abuse of migrants held at the Border Patrol's Yuma Sector holding facilities in Arizona.
USATODAY.com - Published

Border Patrol apprehensions along southern border fall for first time in 2019

After a record-setting run where more Central Americans were entering the U.S., their numbers fell in June, representing a possible summer slowdown.
USATODAY.com - Published

Two active-duty Marines accused of smuggling migrants from Mexico for cash

Lance Cpls. Byron Darnell Law II and David Salazar-Quintero, both active-duty Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton, were arrested by Border Patrol agents.
USATODAY.com - Published

$3.7 million in cash discovered in abandoned boat in Puerto Rico, Border Patrol says

Authorities followed a boat to the island’s coast and found five duffel bags containing $3.7 million in cash.
USATODAY.com - Published

Border Patrol reportedly knew for months about conditions inside Texas detention facility

House Democrats are calling for hearings to investigate conditions inside migrant detention facilities after a new report from The New York Times and the El Paso Times that described a facility that is..
CBS News - Published

Border Patrol investigates another potential secret Facebook group

The Department of Homeland Security is already investigating another social media group that shared mocking images of migrants
CBS News - Published

Border Patrol agent describes detention facility conditions: "You get hit with the smell"

Customs and Border Patrol agents are pushing back against criticism after a government watchdog report showed how detention facilities along the southern border are in turmoil. President Trump tweeted..
CBS News - Published

Border Patrol agent discusses conditions inside detention centers

A recent report found children have no access to soap and water and men were stuffed into standing room only cells
CBS News - Published

Trump Says Migrants Are ‘Living Far Better’ in Overcrowded Border Facilities

Mr. Trump’s statements come after weeks of public backlash and allegations over how the Border Patrol cares for detained migrants.
NYTimes.com - Published

Border patrol agents probed over ‘disturbing’ Facebook post ridiculing immigrants, lawmakers

The head of the Department of Homeland Security announced an investigation into "disturbing" social-media posts allegedly from Border Patrol agents.
USATODAY.com - Published

Democrats blast Trump's migrant detention centers as inhumane

Democrats sharpened their attacks on the Trump administration's handling of the migrant crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, saying human rights were being neglected and demanding the firing..
Reuters - Published

U.S. border patrol under fire as criticism of detention centers rises

The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into reports that Border Patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against..
Reuters - Published

"Inexcusable" Border Patrol social media faces DHS probe

The investigation will look into private Facebook group for current and former agents where users mocked migrant deaths
CBS News - Published

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