In an unauthorized interview, former CBP internal affairs chief James F. Tomsheck gave what could be the most scathing public criticism of the nation’s largest law enforcement agency by a high-ranking official.
The activists say they are being penalized for asserting their rights and speaking out against misconduct.
The lawsuit claims the agents’ actions in killing 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez were “unreasonable” and “excessive,” and it asks for a trial by jury.
In the midst of promoting his film The Fluffy Movie, the 38-year-old comic paid BuzzFeed a visit to talk about a variety of things including border patrol checkpoints, kittens, pro wrestling, and his own mortality.
“Such a humanitarian emergency demands as a first urgent measure that these minors be protected and duly taken in,” the pope said.
The Obama administration is running TV, radio, and print ads in the countries where thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them children, are coming from. The White House is asking Congress for money to run more.
Residents of Murrieta, Calif., were carrying signs that read “Return to sender” and “Bus illegal children to the White House.”
Since 2010, Border Patrol agents have shot six Mexican nationals across the border without legal repercussions.
Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, 15, was shot in 2010 by a Border Patrol agent. The boy’s parents can now move forward with a lawsuit civil suit.
There have been 21 known cases of a Border Patrol agent shooting someone crossing the border illegally — only two have survived.
Sleep Dealer is one trippy sci-fi film that’s peppered with great social commentary. The 2008 Sundance hit is being re-released on iTunes June 17.
Documents obtained by BuzzFeed contain allegations that immigration officials physically mistreated or threatened some unaccompanied minors caught crossing the border. The reports do not say if the allegations were substantiated.
James F. Tomsheck was reassigned after reports revealed little action was taken in response to allegations of abuse by the Border Patrol.
President says FEMA will coordinate response. Advocates say children are fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.
The agency had called the report an internal document but bowed to pressure from Congress and a lawsuit from the ACLU last week.
The civil rights organization said there has been no response to a Freedom of Information Act request it filed on Feb. 21.
The film Who is Dayani Cristal? – featuring the Mexican actor and activist – tells the story of an unidentified migrant who lost his life in an Arizona desert.
“Any time individuals in military uniforms cross a border that’s obviously cause for concern. This incident deserves a close look,” Sen. Tom Coburn said.
A report on Border Patrol practices showed that agents stepped in front of fleeing cars and shot at rock throwers. The use of force guidelines released Friday show these practices are banned unless the subject poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the agent or someone else.
The report found that agents repeatedly stepped in front of fleeing cars to justify shooting at drivers and shot at people throwing rocks from across the border. Civil rights organizations and Democrats slammed the findings and renewed calls for the report to be released to the public and Congress.
Last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported over 350,000 people.
“Sometimes kids throw rocks over the border and border guards ignore it. Other times they shoot back. There’s something wrong with that policy,” the New Jersey Democrat said.