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Danziger

Danziger: Every Mother’s Son

While Donald Trump and his appointees defend their heartless policy of separating children from parents at the border, one wonders how the agents who must execute that mandate feel.

June 3, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: Suffer These Little Children

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

May 9, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: Hot Commodity

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

January 15, 2018
Border

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Pokes Holes In Trump’s Proposed Border Patrol Surge

On the heels of President Trump’s proposed Border Patrol hiring surge, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver on Sunday examined the agency’s shoddy screening processes and susceptibility to corruption. In particular, Oliver highlighted the shortcomings of the previous Border Patrol hiring surge, in which George W. Bush oversaw a 100 percent increase in the number […]

August 7, 2017
Private prisons, deportations

Obama Handed Trump’s Gang Of White Nationalists A Lethal Deportation Machine

During his presidency, Obama greatly expanded the U.S. deportation machine, overseeing a higher number of border patrols than any previous administration. That deportation machine is now being handed to Trump, whose administration is aggressively delivering on his fascist and white supremacist campaign pledges to slam the door on refugees and migrants.

February 8, 2017
A U.S. border patrol officer sits in his vehicle along the border with Mexico near San Ysidro, California

Patrol Agents Union Endorsement Raises Troubling Questions

The Border Patrol union is so impressed with Trump that it has chosen to, well, trumpet its endorsement, breaking with union history in its first-ever official support for a presidential candidate during the primaries.

April 1, 2016
A U.S. border patrol officer sits in his vehicle along the border with Mexico near San Ysidro, California

Obama Administration Must Give Congressional Panel Fast And Furious Documents

The Obama administration must hand over documents sought by a congressional committee that has been reviewing the failed U.S. Justice Department weapons trafficking probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.

January 20, 2016

Trump Goes To Texas, Is Ditched By Tour Guides

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border town of Laredo, Texas, on Thursday, but his tour group stood him up.

July 23, 2015

Border Patrol Makes Many Arrests Deep In The Heart Of Texas

The Border Patrol in Texas is stopping people more than 100 miles from the border and for reasons as vague as a truck’s passenger avoiding eye contact.

November 11, 2014

U.S. Investigators Focus On Money Laundering Linked To Border Crisis

By Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States. Agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement […]

July 22, 2014

Kids Caught At The Border Deserve Due Process, Including Lawyers

By Hector Villagra, Los Angeles Times When Juan Pablo Guerrero Diaz left El Salvador to come to the U.S., his daughter was still in diapers. Now she is 14, and this year, after fleeing for her life, she was reunited with her parents in Los Angeles. For the girl, the perilous journey north promised greater […]

July 15, 2014
Immigrants, Donald Trump

Central America Turmoil, Not U.S. Policies, May Be Behind Surge Of Child Migrants

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Foreign Staff ARRIAGA, Mexico — Wilson Coxaj, looking braver than his 16 years might merit, left his village in Guatemala’s highlands earlier this month and is making his way to the United States. It is a perilous journey. If he’s successful, he’ll join what U.S. officials are calling “the surge” — […]

June 11, 2014

U.S. Border Agency’s Head Of Internal Affairs Removed From Post

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of abuse and use of force by armed border agents, officials said. James F. Tomscheck, who has held the post […]

June 9, 2014

Border Agents Are Rarely Punished In Abuse Claims, Documents Show

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — In April 2011, a Border Patrol agent was ordered to undergo counseling after an immigrant filed a formal complaint charging that the agent had slammed the man’s head against a rock near Tucson, Arizona. In August of that year, an immigrant who was arrested near El Paso, […]

May 12, 2014

Mexico Confirms Confrontation With Border Patrol Agents

By Richard A. Serrano and Tracy Wilkinson, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff, according to documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Washington Bureau. U.S. officials said […]

April 2, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches From The Front Lines Of Homeland Security’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security by Todd Miller. Miller has been researching immigration and border issues for the past 15 years and denounces the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border. In Border Patrol Nation, Miller sheds light on the reality of border wars with interviews and on-the-ground research […]

March 22, 2014

Organized Mass Border Crossing Draws Attention To Broken Homes

By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — With activists cheering them on, dozens of people deported in recent years crossed the border into San Diego on Monday and formally requested permission to return to their former homes in the United States. The coordinated event was held to draw attention to U.S. deportation policies […]

March 11, 2014

Border Patrol Ordered To Stop Shooting At Vehicles, Rock Throwers

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol announced new rules Friday to limit agents from shooting at moving vehicles or people throwing rocks or other objects at agents, reversing a controversial policy that has led to at least 19 deaths. Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher ordered customs […]

March 7, 2014

Border Patrol’s Use Of Deadly Force Criticized In Report

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Border Patrol agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border, according to an independent review of 67 cases that resulted in 19 deaths. The report […]

February 27, 2014