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By Eliminating the Polygraph Test, Corruption among Border Agencies Could Run Rampant

By Eliminating the Polygraph Test, Corruption among Border Agencies Could Run Rampant

The House and Senate Homeland Security Committees took action this month on two nearly identical bills that seek to fast-track the hiring of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers and Agents by weakening CBP hiring standards. If passed, these bills would eliminate critical polygraph requirements that are widely used in federal law enforcement, a measure […]

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New Report Depicts Ongoing Abuses by Border Patrol

Written by on September 28, 2015 in Abuses, Border Enforcement, Enforcement with 0 Comments
New Report Depicts Ongoing Abuses by Border Patrol

Related Content: Lack of CBP Accountability in Responding to Complaints of Abuse Deported migrants suffer a range of abuses at the hands of Custom and Border Patrol agents, according to a new Kino Border Initiative (KBI) report. The report relies on original surveys of Mexican migrants that were deported to Nogales, Mexico during the second half […]

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Reports of Sexual Abuse at Family Detention Center Follows History of Abuse Allegations

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Abuses, Detention with 0 Comments
Reports of Sexual Abuse at Family Detention Center Follows History of Abuse Allegations

Immigrant women held at a Texas family detention facility allege that guards have sexually abused and harassed them, according to a complaint legal groups filed with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week. Lawyers say at least three employees at the Karnes County center “are suspected of engaging in harassment and sexual abuse in […]

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Immigration Bar Urges Congress, President to Shut Down Family Detention Center in Artesia

Written by on September 18, 2014 in Abuses, Detention with 0 Comments
Immigration Bar Urges Congress, President to Shut Down Family Detention Center in Artesia

This week, the nation’s largest association of immigration attorneys and professors sent a powerful letter to Congress and the President urging them to immediately close the family detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico, where the U.S. currently detains women and children fleeing violence and persecution in Central America. The letter, signed by attorneys who have […]

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Here Are Some of the Stories of Women Held at Artesia

Here Are Some of the Stories of Women Held at Artesia

The lawsuit filed last week by the American Immigration Council, the ACLU, the National Immigration Project, and the National Immigration Law Center challenging government deportation policies at the family detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, has shined a light on the deprivation of due process occurring there daily. On Tuesday, the New York Times called […]

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Las Denuncias de Abuso por parte de Agentes Fronterizos Rara Vez Resultan en Acción

Written by on May 9, 2014 in Abuses, En Español, Enforcement with 0 Comments
Las Denuncias de Abuso por parte de Agentes Fronterizos Rara Vez Resultan en Acción

Un nuevo informe del American Immigration Council revela la notoria falta de rendición de cuentas y transparencia que afectan a la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos y su agencia matriz, la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por su sigla en inglés). El informe, titulado “Sin Acción: Falta de Rendición de Cuentas por […]

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Complaints of Abuse by Border Agents Rarely Lead to Action

Written by on May 6, 2014 in Abuses, Enforcement with 0 Comments
Complaints of Abuse by Border Agents Rarely Lead to Action

In a new report, the American Immigration Council shines a light on the lack of accountability and transparency which afflicts the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The report, titled No Action Taken: Lack of CBP Accountability in Responding to Complaints of Abuse, analyzes data on the way […]

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Report: ICE Officers Fail to Report Some Sex Abuse Claims

Written by on November 25, 2013 in Abuses, Immigration and Crime with 1 Comment
Report: ICE Officers Fail to Report Some Sex Abuse Claims

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers failed to report numerous allegations of sexual abuse over the last four years, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Between October 2009 to March 2013, ICE headquarters received reports of  215 allegations of sexual abuse and assault, but a GAO audit of 10 of […]

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Report Exposes Treatment of Asylum Seekers in U.S. Detention

Report Exposes Treatment of Asylum Seekers in U.S. Detention

Asylum seekers—often scarred by physical and mental trauma—seek safety and refuge from genocide, religious persecution, organized violence, or other life-threatening conditions. They embark on dangerous and lengthy journeys in hope of being welcomed at our borders. Instead, upon arrival, asylum seekers routinely are arrested, shackled, and sent to detention facilities where they may be subjected […]

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Holding the Detention System Accountable for Alleged Post 9/11 Abuses

Written by on October 18, 2013 in Abuses, Detention, Immigration Courts with 1 Comment
Holding the Detention System Accountable for Alleged Post 9/11 Abuses

A dozen years ago, in the days after 9/11, the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn served as the site of unimaginable horror: twenty-three hour cell confinement; sleep and food deprivation; widespread physical abuse; endless humiliation through sexual harassment and constant strip-searches; and relentless taunting and insults.  The subjects of these atrocities were not enemy combatants […]

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