U.S. Customs and Border Protection

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Dec 27, 2019

    Congolese Woman, 41, Dies After Entering US Border Custody

    A 41-year-old Congolese asylum seeker died Wednesday in U.S. government custody shortly after she entered a border station in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.

    CBP says the woman, who the agency did not identify, had arrived at an official port of entry in Laredo, Texas, early Tuesday afternoon.

  • Immigration Dec 20, 2019

    Letter: Officers Felt Unsafe Enacting Trump Asylum Crackdown

    U.S. border officers charged with turning away asylum seekers under Trump administration policy accused their leadership of misleading the public and disregarding concerns for their own safety, according to documents released to The Associated Press. A March 2019 letter sent to the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection demanded that he intervene to ensure the agency’s front-line employees...

  • American Civil Liberties Union Dec 18, 2019

    ACLU Sues CBP Over ‘Highly Secretive’ Teams Detaining Travelers

    The American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups sued Customs and Border Protection Wednesday to release records concerning units they say are deployed at airports to “target, detain and interrogate innocent travelers.”

  • Immigration Dec 18, 2019

    In Reversal, Border Agents Allow Sick 7-Year-Old to Enter US

    A 7-year-old child who is unable to contain her own waste due to a congenital illness and who had been refused entry to the United States three times was finally allowed into the country Tuesday, after U.S. border agents exempted her and her mother from the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. The reversal came after U.S. Customs and...

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Dec 6, 2019

    Report: Teen Who Died in US Custody Unresponsive for Hours

    A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families....

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    The footage published by ProPublica shows the last hours of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, who...

  • Donald Trump Dec 4, 2019

    Asylum Seekers Jam US Border Crossings to Evade Trump Policy

    For months, asylum seekers have been prohibited from filing claims at U.S. border crossings under a much-criticized Trump administration policy....

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    Now some are sprinting down vehicle lanes or renting cars to try to make it inside the U.S. Officials say the migrants’ efforts are causing traffic delays at Arizona crossings, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials barricading car lanes for...

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