Border Patrol

The Ninth Circuit ruled that Bivens remedies are available to a bed and breakfast owner who claims a border patrol agent violated his First and Fourth Amendment rights by unlawfully using his driveway to question guests, shoving and pushing him after being asked to leave, and asking the IRS to look into his tax status.

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Trump Shuts Down Asylum at the Border

A U.S. Border Patrol agent wouldn’t let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter need political asylum, blaming the coronavirus. That confrontation in Texas came just days after the Trump administration quietly shut down the nation’s asylum system for the first time in decades in the name of public health.

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Immigration Detention Conditions Must Improve, Federal Judge Warns Border Patrol

Although the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol does the best it can with what it has, that might not be enough to avoid a ruling that conditions in the agency’s temporary holding cells violate the Constitution, a federal judge warned the government during closing arguments in a federal lawsuit.

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