Posts Tagged ‘Border Patrol’

June 11th, 2020 - 6:21 pm § in Misc.

Border agents spent $$$ for migrants’ food and medicine on ATVs, dirt bikes, and boats

Border Patrol agents spent money Congress appropriated to buy food, medicines, and hygiene products for migrants on ATVs, dirt bikes, boats, computers, air conditioning, NBC News reported on Thursday, June 11, 2020. “Congress provided this additional funding for the primary purpose of improvin[...]

April 5th, 2019 - 3:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Privatizing Border Patrol hiring cost taxpayers $13.5 million per hire.

When Trump came into office and pledged to hire 7,500 more Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) hired a private contractor called “Accenture” to do the recruiting and hiring. But Accenture’s performance was so bad even Republicans couldn’t stomach the poor re[...]

March 8th, 2019 - 5:53 pm § in America, Donald Trump

Border Patrol accused of trying to force Muslim detainee to eat pork

A Muslim man who entered the U.S. legally and married a U.S. citizen was detained by the Border Patrol without any apparent justification, although their motivation is clear from the fact they interrogated him about terrorist ties. Adnan Asif Parveen was born in Pakistan, grew up in Spain, and has l[...]

March 6th, 2019 - 6:35 pm § in America

SCANDAL: Trump’s Border Patrol blacklists, arrests, and questions reporters, lawyers, and activists it doesn’t like

“Customs and Border Protection has compiled a list of 59 mostly American reporters, attorneys and activists for border agents to stop for questioning when crossing the U.S-Mexican border at San Diego-area checkpoints, and agents have questioned or   arrested at least 21 of them,” NB[...]