border patrol http://tpr.org en Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego http://tpr.org/post/border-patrol-ceases-flying-migrants-san-diego Migrants from Central America who enter the U.S. illegally in Texas will no longer be flown to San Diego for processing, the U.S. Border Patrol says. The practice came under fire last week, when opponents led protests against it in Murrieta, Calif.<p>In announcing the change, the agency didn't mention the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/02/327738660/protesters-turn-back-buses-of-immigrant-detainees-near-san-diego">fierce local opposition</a>. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34914 at http://tpr.org Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego Cruz, Abbott Tour Lackland; Blame Obama For Influx Of Unaccompanied Minors http://tpr.org/post/cruz-abbott-tour-lackland-blame-obama-influx-unaccompanied-minors <p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Attorney General Greg Abbott toured Lackland Air Force Base today to see first hand the influx of minors who have crossed into the United States without their guardians. The two Republican figureheads are placing the blame on President Obama.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:30:09 +0000 Joey Palacios 33895 at http://tpr.org Cruz, Abbott Tour Lackland; Blame Obama For Influx Of Unaccompanied Minors How Border Patrol Handles The Immigrant Children Streaming Into Texas http://tpr.org/post/how-border-patrol-handles-immigrant-children-streaming-texas Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The majority of the minors seeking asylum cross through the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. NPR's John Burnett is there this week. He joins us to tell us about the huge volume of kids crossing the border and about the conditions where some of them are now being detained. And John, you're in the city of Harlingen. What are you hearing?<p>JOHN BURNETT, BYLINE: Audie, no one has ever seen anything like this before. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:18:00 +0000 John Burnett 33241 at http://tpr.org After Shootings, Extended Silence: What The Border Patrol Hasn't Said http://tpr.org/post/after-shootings-extended-silence-what-border-patrol-hasnt-said The U.S. Border Patrol is becoming more transparent, according to the commissioner who oversees it.<strong></strong><p>Still, there is much the agency has yet to disclose.<p>The agency has repeatedly used deadly force along the U.S.-Mexico border while providing little or no information about what happened or why. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:14:00 +0000 editor 33076 at http://tpr.org After Shootings, Extended Silence: What The Border Patrol Hasn't Said Border Patrol Releases New Use-Of-Force Guidelines, Critical Report http://tpr.org/post/border-patrol-releases-new-use-force-guidelines-critical-report After first balking at the suggestion, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has now released <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1175645-perf-cbp-report.html">a critical report</a> of how its officers use deadly force in the case of rock-throwers and moving vehicles. Sat, 31 May 2014 12:54:00 +0000 editor 32649 at http://tpr.org Border Patrol Releases New Use-Of-Force Guidelines, Critical Report U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question http://tpr.org/post/us-border-patrols-response-violence-question Picnickers in a riverside park in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, react in horror as a man in a yellow baseball cap named Guillermo Arevalo lies on the bank of the Rio Grande, bleeding to death.<p>It's a warm Monday evening in September 2012. He has just been shot by an agent on a U.S. Border Patrol airboat on the river. The Border Patrol says the agent shot at rock throwers and that the incident is under investigation.<p>Witnesses say Arevalo was not throwing rocks. Thu, 15 May 2014 07:04:00 +0000 John Burnett 31722 at http://tpr.org U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents http://tpr.org/post/report-details-hundreds-complaints-against-us-border-agents Physical abuse and excessive force top the list of hundreds of complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents, according to a new report. Wed, 07 May 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 31300 at http://tpr.org Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents Always Watching: A Fragile Trust Lines The U.S.-Mexico Border http://tpr.org/post/always-watching-fragile-trust-lines-us-mexico-border We drove 2,428 miles on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, and it's safe to say that for much of the road trip, we were being watched.<p>Border Patrol agents, customs officers, cameras, sensors, radar and aircraft track movement in the Borderland. None of that has stopped the struggle to control the border, or the debate over how best to do it.<p>The Border Patrol — part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection — allowed us a look inside the communications center at its headquarters in Laredo, Texas. The room had no windows, just a giant wall of screens. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:22:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 28731 at http://tpr.org Always Watching: A Fragile Trust Lines The U.S.-Mexico Border Austin-Based Civil Rights Group Filing Suit Against Border Patrol In Immigrant Rape Case http://tpr.org/post/austin-based-civil-rights-group-filing-suit-against-border-patrol-immigrant-rape-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A civil rights group in Austin says an incident involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent who raped three undocumented women near Mission is not unusual.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:47:39 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28434 at http://tpr.org Fearing Rape, Migrant Women Prepare For Crossing With Birth Control http://tpr.org/post/fearing-rape-migrant-women-prepare-crossing-birth-control <p><strong>On Fronteras: </strong>Women migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border face many dangers on the journey, including rape. The crimes usually go unpunished. But there’s one case now in an Arizona court that is different.</p><p>...also, the U.S. Border Patrol says it’s refining its techniques when facing people who throw rocks at agents along the border.</p><p>...and Burmese refugees living in the Southwest are working hard to learn English - even though some are illiterate. They’re future depends on learning the language.</p><p>Finally, as spring rolls around, hear a commentary about the promise of the season, which can be both bountiful and bleak.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:52:27 +0000 Crystal Chavez 28264 at http://tpr.org Fearing Rape, Migrant Women Prepare For Crossing With Birth Control