• 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 […]

  • California jail escapees have been captured

    Two murder suspects who escaped from a Northern California jail by cutting a hole in a ceiling over the weekend have been captured, authorities said Wednesday. Santos Samuel Fonseca, 21, and Jonathan Salazar, 20, were arrested by US Customs and Border Protection, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said. Details about the arrests weren’t immediately available. The sheriff’s […]

  • More than 14,000 fake Nikes were seized in Los Angeles

    A large shipment of popular retro Nike shoes turned out to be counterfeits. US Customs and Border Protection officers seized 14,806 pairs of fake Nike shoes that, if genuine, would’ve been worth a total of more than $2 million. The shoes arrived from China at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport in containers marked as “napkins.” […]

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