Homeland Security Watchdog Details Wretched Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities

The overcrowded, unsanitary conditions inside detention facilities along the Rio Grande Valley in southwest Texas, where thousands of immigrants have been held past the maximum 72-hour holding period, are described as “ticking time bomb” in a report released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security’s independent watchdog. 

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Border Patrol Says It Will Investigate Agents’ Abusive Facebook Posts

U.S. Border Patrol officials Monday denounced offensive posts targeting lawmakers and immigrants in a private Facebook group for agents, saying that the discussions and images, including one that depicts President Donald Trump forcing Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s head toward his lap, are not representative of the agency’s employees. 

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Lawmakers Critical of Military Presence in Border Crisis

At a hearing where the chief of U.S. Border Patrol defended the need for military involvement in addressing the immigration crisis, members of Congress pushed back Thursday on that partnership’s mounting costs and still unseen payoff.

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