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Border Patrol

Removal of border agency’s internal affairs chief raises alarms

James F. Tomsheck led U.S. Customs and Border Protection's internal affairs office for eight years. He was removed from his post this week.U.S. Customs and Border Protection The removal of a high-ranking U.S. Customs and Border Protection official this week was designed to soothe critics who say the agency has been too soft on Border

Jun 12, 2014
Border Patrol

Border agency blocks release of independent report on use of force

A man walks along the border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, near where a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot Mexican citizen Edgar Ortega in 2008. Authorities said Ortega was throwing rocks at agents.Guillermo Arias/Associated Press Despite pledges from the Obama administration for greater transparency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has kept secret a potentially embarrassing independent

May 23, 2014
Rape in the Fields

‘Rape in the Fields’ wins Robert F. Kennedy award

A collaboration among The Center for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision, the documentary exposed the widespread sexual harassment and assault of female agricultural workers in the United States.

May 13, 2014
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