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Border Patrol Ignoring Calls to Change Its Use of Force Practices


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.

Border Advocates Visit Capitol to Demand Better Human Rights Protections in Immigration Reform


 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Some 200 advocates living in border communities descended  on Capitol Hill earlier this week to send a strong message to Congress: “We need better borders, not more border enforcement.”

Jesus Martinez's Story of Racial Profiling and Border Abuse - Watch/Take Action!


This second installment of the Faces of Racial Profiling series tells the story of Jesus Martinez, whose mentally impaired son, Alex, was killed by border patrol agents in 2011 in the state of Washington.
The story Jesus tells reveals the racial profiling that happens in border communities around language. Border patrol agents showed up at Jesus’ home simply because he called 911 for assistance for his son and spoke in Spanish.
Jesus is still seeking justice and an independent investigation into the death of his son.

Families for Freedom Report Exposes Border Patrol Incentive Program and Disproportionate Impact on People of Color


 Lawfully present immigrants and U.S. citizens have been harassed by Border Patrol agents in New York State, with a disproportionate impact on people of color, according to a report by RWG member Families for Freedom. According to data collected through FOIA litigation in Rochester, New York, Border Patrol’s “show me your papers” policy and aggressive immigration enforcement tactics in the interior of the U.S.

Federal Lawsuit Exposes Racial Profiling by Border Patrol in Ohio

A group of five Latinos filed a lawsuit in federal appeals court earlier this month alleging that they were profiled by the Sandusky Bay U.S.