Border Abuses

A native-born U.S. citizen with learning disabilities sued the United States in San Antonio Federal Court, claiming Border Patrol officers arrested him without cause, despite having Texas ID on his person, deported him without seeing a judge, to Mexico, where he was kidnapped by a cartel and held for ransom, until the FBI retrieved him.

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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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