Tag: Border Patrol

The Trump Administration Dumped Thousands of Migrants — Including Kids — on the Streets with No Support

Hundreds of thousands of migrants — including families with very young children — were released into cities across the Southwest with little to no resources after the Trump administration ended a longstanding policy last fall, according to a new report from UC San Diego. Previously, under the Safe Release policy, the Department of Homeland Security […]

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Someone Came Up With a Pretty Simple Way to Breach Trump’s ‘Impenetrable’ Border Wall

Less than two months after Donald Trump hailed his dumb border wall as a “virtually impenetrable” barrier that couldn’t be breached by “world-class climbers,” officials report that industrious border-crossers have figured out a clever way to bypass the wall: A saw and a ladder. The Washington Post reports that people whose level of genius appears […]

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These Allegations of Child Abuse Against Customs and Border Protection Go On for Tens of Thousands of Pages

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Being run over by a vehicle, beaten while handcuffed, and even threatened with rape — they’re all examples of the treatment migrant children and teenagers have said they endured while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection. Some of the kids […]

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How Trump Created Chaos on the Border

On a weekday morning in early June, Ruben Garcia arrived at the Casa Oscar Romero building leased by Annunciation House, the hospitality center that he founded and that has served the indigent and immigrant community in El Paso, Texas, since 1978. He wore a striped button-down shirt and wire-rimmed glasses, his disheveled white hair loosely […]

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Inside Trump’s Border Chaos

On a weekday morning in early June, Ruben Garcia arrived at the Casa Oscar Romero building leased by Annunciation House, the hospitality center that he founded and that has served the indigent and immigrant community in El Paso, Texas, since 1978. He wore a striped button-down shirt and wire-rimmed glasses, his disheveled white hair loosely […]

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DHS Canceled Congressional Tour of Immigrant Detention Facilities at Last Minute, Members Say

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Congress members who tried to tour 11 immigrant detention facilities this week were denied the visits, according to Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings. In a letter to acting Department of Homeland Security secretary Kevin McAleenan, Cummings claims DHS blocked access to 11 Border […]

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Border Patrol Won’t Give the Flu Vaccine to Detained Kids

Immigration authorities have no plans to vaccinate children and families detained in Border Patrol stations — even after several children detained in these facilities died of the flu — CNBC reports. Customs and Border Protection, the agency that oversees Border Patrol processing stations, told CNBC it typically doesn’t vaccinate the people detained in its facilities. […]

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Border Patrol Agents Are Sharing a Coin Joking About Migrant ‘Caravans’

On Friday, ProPublica reported that Border Patrol agents have been circulating coins that mock the expectation that they care for migrants rather than chase them down and police the border. Federal agencies have long dispersed official “challenge coins” to boost morale among employees, but at a time when the brutal conditions at Customs and Border […]

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This Ad Agency Is Getting $12 Million to Make Border Patrol Look Fun and Cool

Advertising titan David Ogilvy, considered by many the “Father of Modern Advertising,” once said that “advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.” This week, Ogilvy employees got to test their founder’s message. After Sludge posted federal figures last month showing a $12.7 million US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) contract with Ogilvy for […]

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ICE Raids to Deport Migrant Families Set to Begin Sunday in 10 US Cities

A man calls for the shutdown of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency during a march May 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. ICE authorities are expected to conduct a major crackdown on immigrants in Los Angeles and in major cities across the nation, beginning Sunday, June 23, 2019.Photo: David McNew (Getty) Despite reported misgivings […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Draws GOP Wrath After Slamming Immigrant Detention Centers as Modern-Day ‘Concentration Camps’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during a House committee meeting June 12, 2019 Photo: Alex Wong (Getty) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling out the dire situation for immigrants being held at the United States’ southern border in federal detention centers as being akin to the concentration camps of the Holocaust — and she doesn’t care who may […]

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