Outrageous! Nearly 300 wrongful arrests by Border Patrol and $1 million in incentives in Buffalo sector alone!
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On the heels of Obama’s plan to expand border enforcement, New Report uncovers nearly 300 wrongful arrests by Border Patrol and almost $1 million in cash and other incentives
January 30, 2013 (New York, NY) – A new report release by Families for Freedom in collaboration with New York University (NYU) Immigrant Rights Clinic entitled, “Uncovering USBP: Bonus Programs for United States Border Patrol Agents and the Arrest of Lawfully Present Individuals” reveals crucial information about the incentives and consequences of USBP practices. Using detailed new data from the USBP station in Rochester, New York and the Buffalo Sector that were obtained through a Freedom of Information lawsuit, the report reveals the existence of various incentive programs provided to Border Patrol agents in their quest to apprehend individuals of color, many of whom have legal status. The report also documents the broad array of persons with lawful status who suffer at the hands of USBP.
The report contains the first data on U.S. Border Patrols’ (USBP) discretionary bonus programs that include cash bonuses, vacation awards, and distribution of gift cards to border patrol agents. Data shows bonuses reached up to $2,500 a year per agent. This program has been ramped up Read more
Politicians trying to explain away all of America’s ills have repeatedly turned their attention towards the southern border. The ebb and flow of migrants across the border, which has been occurring since the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Gadsden Purchase established it at its present location, has been recast as an invasion. Read more
BORDER PATROL LAWSUIT:
Agency ‘wetbacks’ Emails, statistics show local agents use racial profiling
By JESSICA CUFFMAN
email@example.com Sandusky, Ohio
Agents targeted in the lawsuit acknowledge their widespread use of the racial slurs, and they even defended the use as a “part of our culture,” according to court documents.
Three very large corporate farms in Huron County “harbor wets.” So said Cory Bammer, agent in charge of the Sandusky Bay U.S. Border Patrol, according to documents filed in federal court Thursday. “Wets” is short for “wetback,” a derogatory racial slur against people of Hispanic or Mexican descent.