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Border Patrol Ignoring Calls to Change Its Use of Force Practices

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Despite a September announcement from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on its commitment to alter its use of force policies and procedures, recent revelations from the Southern Borders Communities Coalition (SBCC) illustrate a lack of interest on following through with reforms.

Corker-Hoeven Amendment: A Huge Price to Pay for Immigration Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Director, krushing@rightsworkinggroup, (c) 202.557.4291 

RWG Condemns the Corker Border Deal For Irresponsibly Militarizing the Border While Failing to Include Needed Human Rights Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Director, krushing@rightsworkinggroup, (c) 202.557.4291

Washington, D.C., June 24, 2013 -- Rights Working Group firmly rejects the Corker border deal to revise the pending Senate immigration reform legislation because it unreasonably militarizes the border, ramps up immigration enforcement measures, and fails to include necessary oversight mechanisms to protect human rights or prevent ongoing abuses of power, including racial profiling.

Watch: “Checkpoint Nation? Building Community Across Borders”

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“Arizona is a microcosm of what’s happening around the country in terms of violations of civil and human rights, racial profiling.” Taking us to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, “Checkpoint Nation?