Past Features

May 7, 2012

Immigration: ACLU report alleges lack of accountability for US Border Patrol agents

El Paso Times -- May 6, 2014   
     A report released Tuesday by the American Immigration Council's Immigration Policy Center, a nonprofit immigration advocacy group, alleges a lack of accountability for U.S. Border Patrol agents accused of abuse.
    Of 809 complaints filed against border patrol agents from 2009 to 2012, disciplinary action was taken in 13 cases, the report said. It said no action was taken in 472 complaints and 324 are being investigated.
    "We continue to document cases of abuse along the entire border and we simply need a more effective complaint system," said Vicki B. Gaubeca, director of the ACLU of New Mexico's Regional Center for Border Rights. "Our border community, our friends and family to the south, feel that border patrol agents that commit abuse simply get away with it. This problem is systemic and border wide."
Immigration: APB report alleges lack of DHS accountability for border security
In a report issued last November by Glenn Spencer, head of American Border Patrol, a nonprofit immigration enforcement advocacy group, alleges failure on the part of the Department of Homeland Security to adhere to the requirements of the law regarding border security. Spencer proposes the Secure Borders Accountability Act of 2014 that would take the job of measuring border security out of the hands of DHS bureaucrats. -- See video.....