The Border Patrol topic provides current news and information about ongoing border protection issues and challenges. The Border Patrol, along with hundreds of local agencies under whose jurisdiction that border falls, are responsible for protecting 8,000 miles of U.S. border, not including many thousands of miles of shoreline.
The Inspector General couldn't come up with a tally of excessive force allegations against Border Patrol agents and customs officers because the agency's databases do not allow them to be categorized that way - Full Story
Routine bus, train and airport checks typically involved agents milling about and questioning people who appeared suspicious. Critics said the tactic violated travelers' civil liberties. (AP Image) Ordered to stop