Border Patrol Abuse: PBS Video Documents Stories of Cruel Treatment of Immigrants

See also Cloaked Brutality: Feds Bury Border Patrol Abuses of Immigrants
See also Immigrant Abuses by Border Patrol Agents Documented
See also Mexican Smugglers Exploit the Corrupt Reputation of U.S. Border Officers

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When we traveled to Nogales, Mexico about two years ago, we found many individuals who reported getting abused while in Border Patrol custody. We documented their stories in Culture of Cruelty.

Since then, not much has changed. See the video below: 

 

The Human Rights Coalition, a grassroots group that fights against law enforcement abuses, No More Deaths, an immigrant-rights group, are among organizations continuing to sound the alarm about abusive agents.

Read No More Deaths' 2011 report on such abuses.

Officials from Customs and Border Protection -- which oversees the Border Patrol -- simply continue parroting their standard comment about the agency's taking seriously its commitment to humane and lawful treatment of all people taken into custody.

Watch this PBS special, "Crossing the Line, Part 2," which documents the same type of horrific treatment we reported two years ago -- sexual and physical abuse -- and captures on film Border Patrol agents kicking over water bottles meant to save lives.

Watch Crossing the Line on PBS. See more from Need To Know.


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sterns-fam
sterns-fam

You fucking idiots... That black guy at the port is not a Border Patrol Agent.  Get your fucking facts straight!

jtrailrad
jtrailrad

when you comee to the USA you must have a passport must illegal immigrats lie

jtrailrad
jtrailrad

PBS is all a buncch of liberal for they wanted to break our immigrations laws! when yyou come to the USA yyou must have a passport or get deported

keepemhonest
keepemhonest

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS A CRIME, SO WHY IS IT NOT A FELONY?

 

Once illegal aliens swarm into America because of the Liberal courts the laws are so restricted, that it’s a free-for-all for immigration attorneys. Once captured and detained ICE agents hands are tied, when illegal aliens should be given a quick kick in the butt and dumped beyond the fence or demands the country where they are from, should pay their fair home. Countries that refuse to receive them back should be heavily sanctioned and any aid completely disengaged. People, who steal or procure a victim’s identity, should be locked up in one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s tent city in Arizona and then deported.  But this will never happen, as if illegal aliens can arrive here and get nothing but a civil punishment, then are able to pilfer state economies—what chance do American taxpayers have against the illegal alien lovers, except for voting in as many conservative True TEA PARTY politicians?

 

I have no love for either President Obama or Mitt Romney, but as an Independent my vote is going for the Republicans. I believe in a new America and that is the TEA PARTY. God help us if we had another four years of individuals like U.S. Attorney as Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano or any of the Imperialist Czars in this administration. All I have seen is the theft of our nation’s sovereignty such as Arizona, which had been ground zero for illegal alien pampering.

 

 IT’S INCOMPREHENSIBLE THAT ENTERING AMERICA WITHOUT A VISA IS NOT A FELONY. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS A CRIME AND SHOULD BE DEALT WITH AS SUCH?  For taxpayers and TEA PARTY voters in Arizona, these are a few of the legislators that should be out-voted and thrown out. They obviously don’t seem to care if illegal aliens go on a financial feeding frenzy as they have in California, Nevada and many of the 50 states. But not even the federal government don’t care when they let illegal alien parents steal 4.6 billion dollars in child care refunds, that they are not entitled too.

 

Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, is one of six Republican senators who refused to go along with Russell Pearce’s 2011 illegal immigration bills, including proposals challenging birthright citizenship that required hospitals to check immigration status of patients.

Sen. John McComish, R-Ahwatukee, is one more Republican who menaced Russell Pearce on immigration in 2011, calling the bills a diversion and a detriment to the state’s economy.

Sen. Jerry Lewis, R-Mesa, on immigration, he’s looking to travel “beyond the polarizing, contentious and fear-based oratory that undermines the chance for any real solutions.” 

Sen. Adam Driggs, R-Phoenix, is he was also one of the six senator’s repudiated Pearce on all five of his illegal immigration bills in 2011 – saying that most were unconstitutional and wouldn’t have survived a court challenge.

 

THERE ARE PLENTY MORE OF LEGISLATORS WHO ARE FOR OPEN BORDERS & FOR TAXPAYORS TO PAY FOR IT ALL?

 

Isn’t it time the politicians living the high life in Washington, do something for the American taxpayers? Isn’t it time we stopped being scammed by illegal aliens for over $100 billion dollars? Isn’t it time we enacted the ‘Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) and the Birthright citizenship Act (H.R.140)? Isn’t it time that the state of Arizona gets to keep its money, instead of forced by unfunded mandates to pay for illegal aliens and their children? All those who genuflect to the 20 million plus illegal aliens will be under an attack themselves, when the TEA PARTY becomes an overall majority in the Republican Party.  You know the Liberal-Democrats will desperately do anything to draw away from the terrible drowning economy policies of the Obama Administrations, such as going after Arizona or any other state that are trying to defend their legal population from the illegal alien welfare parasites. INSTEAD OF TAXPAYERS STANDING ON THE OUTSIDE OF EITHER THE “LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” OR A SIMPLE AMENDMENT TO THE “BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP” LAW, CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND DEMAND IT BE BROUGHT TO FLOOR OF THE HOUSE FOR A VOTE?  IT’S THE CASH IN YOUR POCKET BEING EXTRACTED TO PAY FOR THE CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Citizen voters should phone Congress at the central Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Insist YOUR CONGRESSMAN/WOMAN TO fulfill their obligation to the oath of office and stop pandering to the businesses that use cheap labor, or the Democrats who are overlooking illegal aliens who are voting.

 

Both political party pro-illegal immigrant supporters will be seeing the exit to their seats as Senators and House Congressman in November or even earlier. You cannot even count how many TEA BAGGER’S there are now, as they are from every skin color, religion and party affiliate. These are the millions of Americans who have seen enough incompetence, greed and power.  The TEA PARTY will clean Washington of all the lawmakers who do the bidding of campaign contributors, the special interest organization, radical ethnic groups, church, unions and a whole slew of entities. Better be very aware in any election as illegal aliens will be voting if Obama’s czarist get their way. I am a TEA PARTY person and I am sick of paying for people want don’t want to work collecting welfare and catering to anybody who can smuggle themselves through airports or access the border into this sovereign country. The U.S Attorney General Eric Holder is nothing but a heavy duty Socialist and he will be quickly removed from office. Under Obama we are becoming a nation of dependents, as with Europe—spending money we no longer have. Now the Obama miscreants are driving up the U.S. Treasury deficit, by offering illegal aliens food stamps.

 

I THINK IT’S HILARIOUS THAT THE LIBERAL STATE OF SANCTUARY CALIFORNIA ARE GOING TO BE BOMBARDED BY MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS SCATTERING FROM MORE HARSH STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.  GIVING OUT FREELY PUBLIC MONEY AND WELFARE TO ILLEGAL ALIENS IS JUST LIKE A GIANT MAGNET. IT WAS INEVITABLE THAT CITIES AS STOCKTON AND VERY LIKELY COMPTON, SAN BERNARDINO, FRESNO AND VALLEJO SO FAR? CITIES TRAUMATIZED BY THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION INVADERS, WHO ARE USING STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS OF IDENTITY TO RIP OFF TAXPAYERS.

 

IF YOU WANT TO LOCATE THOSE IN WASHINGTON, STATE OR LOCAL DISTRICTS WHO THE REAL CROOKS IN CONGRESS, JUST GO TO THE NumbersUSA DOT COM SITE.

USAPatriot
USAPatriot

The Border Patrol is doing a fine job!  E-Verify is a necessary law.

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

January 2008 = The stsrt of the E-verify Law, the I.C.E. Deportation/Incarceration Programs, and "The Great Recession".

 

Since the I.C.E. Deportations began in January 2008:

 

Over Five Thousand Hispanic legal Citizen Children are now in U.S. Foster Care, with no Parents.

 

Over Thirteen Thousand Non-Criminal Hispanic  Immigrant "Human Beings" have been Incarcerated for years with out even charges.

 

Over One Hundred Non-Criminal Hiaspanic Immigrant "Human Beings"  have Died in Jail.

 

Over Forty-Two Thousand Hispanic "Human Beings" now lay Dead at the Harsh U.S./Mexico Border where I.C.E. has Deported/Dumped Hundreds of Thousands of Hispanic "Human Beings" with nothing, not even water, into a known "Drug War" to be killed, or to Die of the Elements!

 

"America is great because it is good, when  it ceases to be good, it ceases to be great."

Alex De Tocqueville, a very wise 1840's French Historian.

 

This Great Nation of Immigrants was built on Far Better Principles, and Values than to rip apart good, hard working Christian Parents from their legal Citizen Children, and Families, and Dump them to Die.

 

This is our I.C.E.'d Economy, I.C.E. "Put the Car in the Ditch."

 

This is America's Darkest Hour!

 

To: Good, and Brotherhood, from Sea to shining Sea.

Shadowwolf
Shadowwolf

If an average U.S. citizen participated in what the Border Patrol currently engages in. they be charged and sentenced to lengthy prison terms. Technically, the ones doing these violent crimes, on a daily basis, would be classified as a serial rapists or criminal in the regular environment/society. We're talking about Felonies with a capital F, such as rapes, sexual assaults, assaults, and battery etc.  They would think it's normal while duty at the border. They could possibly instill those very brutal antics on the American people elsewhere. 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @USAPatriot oh sure they are doing a fine job of being a bunch of fucking racists, did you watch the same video I did?

 

cprice12462
cprice12462

 @DaveNichols They knew it could happen when the chose to cross illegally who cares, I sure don't.

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

You must sell Arpaio his Depends?

 

Hitler has dumbass Fans too.

USAPatriot
USAPatriot

 @DaveNichols Nobody would run the risk of mistreatment if they did not break the law so tough crap!

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