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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 29, 2014

Obama Administration Seeks Change In Law To Speed Deportations

by Eyder Peralta

Children detainees in Brownsville, Texas

President Obama will ask Congress for about $2 billion in emergency funds and for a change in the law in an effort to stem the tide of Central American immigrants flooding the Southern border, according to a White House official.







NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 16, 2014

Amid Complaints, Lawmakers Seek More Oversight For Border Agents

By Richard Knox

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United States border patrol agents monitor a fence in Hidalgo, Texas. Two congressmen, from Texas and New Mexico, are seeking a review of some agency policies.

U.S. Reps. Beto O'Rourke of Texas and Steve Pearce of New Mexico are looking for answers to their questions about the Border Patrol. These Southwest representatives, one Democrat and the other Republican, have neighboring districts along the U.S.-Mexico border.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2014

Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents

By Bill Chappell

A new report lists more than 800 complaints made against U.S. Border Patrol agents; most include physical abuse. Here, an agent patrols the U.S.-Mexico border fence at in San Diego, Calif., last year.

Physical abuse and excessive force top the list of hundreds of complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents, according to a new report. The accusations include charges that agents kicked a pregnant woman, stomped on a man and physically forced a minor to sign a document.



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