• US citizen arrested by Border Patrol dies in custody

    A 32-year-old US citizen arrested by Border Patrol agents died in custody in Texas on Tuesday, according to a Customs and Border Protection statement. Customs and Border Protection sent congressional offices a statement about the man’s death, which occurred nearly six hours after his arrest. The agency did not identify the man in its Wednesday statement, […]

  • Lawmakers say CBP admits breaching protocol targeting Iranian Americans

    Customs and Border Protection admitted to inappropriately targeting Iranian Americans and breaching agency protocol last month when travelers were held at the northern US border, according to lawmakers who met with government officials about the incident. Last month, reports surfaced that Iranian Americans were detained at the Blaine crossing in Washington state in the wake of […]

  • Guatemalan boy who died in federal custody was on the floor for hours before anyone found him, video shows

    A sick Guatemalan boy who died in government custody was lying on the floor for hours before someone found him dead, a video first obtained by ProPublica shows. The boy, identified by a US Customs and Border Protection official as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, 16, died on May 20 at a Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas, days after he crossed […]

  • Migrant Kids Held in Ariz. Allege Sex Assault From US Agents

    The poor treatment of migrant children at the hands of U.S. border agents in recent months extends beyond Texas to include allegations of sexual assault and retaliation for protests, according to dozens of accounts by children held in Arizona collected by government case managers and obtained by NBC News. A 15-year-old girl from Honduras held in […]

  • Rat Meat Seized From Passenger Arriving at O’Hare

    Officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport thwarted a man’s attempt to import several pounds of African rat meat. Customs spokesman Steve Bansbach said Tuesday that the man declared the 32 pounds of meat on June 26 when his flight arrived from the Ivory Coast. The meat was confiscated […]

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