Border Security

Lawmaker Calls for Outside Investigation of Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group

The Homeland Security Department has condemned derogatory comments posted within the group and promised a review of its own.

'Nothing Prepares You for the Inhumanity of It:' House Democrats Visit Texas Border Patrol Facilities

At a visit this week, the freshman congresswoman Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania met weeping women and exchanged notes with detained children.

IG Issues Alert for 'Dangerous' Conditions at Detention Facilities That Require 'Immediate Attention'

Migrants have been denied showers, hot food and forced into standing room only conditions for long periods of time.

Investigation of Secret Border Patrol Group Launched as New Degrading Facebook Posts Surface

A ProPublica story revealing demeaning posts directed at Latina lawmakers prompted widespread revulsion.

Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”

Years Ago, the Border Patrol’s Discipline System Was Denounced as 'Broken.' It’s Still Not Fixed.

An expert panel’s pleas for swifter, more consistent, more transparent punishment of rogue agents languish.

Detaining Refugee Children At Military Bases May Sound Un-American, But It’s Been Done Before

Fort Sill, a military base in Oklahoma, will soon house 1,400 Central American children, the Trump administration says. It's not the first time the U.S. has used army bases to house refugees.

Thousands Of Asylum Seekers Left Waiting At The U.S.-Mexico Border

As part of a new "metering" policy, U.S. officials are turning asylum seekers away at ports of entry along the southern border. Thousands wait, straining the resources of Mexican border towns.

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Surprise Inspections Reveal Widespread Violations at Immigrant Detention Facilities

Poor conditions add to the expanding list of crises caused by the influx of migrants at the souther border.

Homeland Security Watchdog Wades Into Debate Over Border Crisis

Management alert highlights dangerous overcrowding at El Paso processing center for undocumented detainees.

Viewpoint: A Single Scandal Sums Up All of Trump’s Failures

The president has been intervening in the process of producing a border wall, on behalf of a favored firm.

House Democrats Hope to Curb Diversions of Pentagon Spending to Border Wall

Armed Services members’ bill targets Defense Department construction fund transfers.

DHS Expedites Replacement Wall Construction on Same Day Top Auditor Warns of Ineffective Efforts

Homeland Security issues waivers to quickly build new barriers as GAO cautions of insufficient planning.