Leaked Docs Show US Gov’t Gathered Intel on Activists, Journalists Covering Migrant Caravan

The intelligence-gathering efforts were done under the umbrella of “Operation Secure Line,” which was designed to monitor the caravan of thousands of people who began making their way north from Central America late last year to seek asylum in the United States.

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SAN DIEGO — The U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year's migrant caravan from Mexico, a San Diego TV station reported Wednesday, citing leaked documents. Dossiers that included photos from their passports or social media accounts, date of birth and other details were kept in a

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A Border Patrol Agent Violated the Fourth Amendment When He Shot Across the US-Mexico Border, Striking Boy 10 Times

“The court made clear that the Constitution does not stop at the border, and that agents should not have constitutional immunity to fatally shoot Mexican teenagers on the other side of the border fence.”

People walk past a mural painted on a border structure in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. The mural, entitled “SOS, Deported Veterans,” was painted in 2013 by artist Amos Gregory to help raise awareness of the plight of deported veterans. (AP/Julie Watson)

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a United States Border Patrol agent did not have “qualified immunity” and could be sued for violating the Fourth Amendment, when he shot across the border and killed a boy in Mexico. “The court made clear that the Constitution does not stop at the border, and that agents should not have constitutional

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As America Separates Families at the Border, a Look Back at the Cruel Practice

As Congress prepares to debate separating families at the border, a look back at the U.S.’s past with the cruel practice.

Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families. The Trump administration has initiated a zero-tolerance policy on the border. Zero tolerance means that people caught crossing the border are treated as criminals. On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security said the Trump

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UN Calls on US to “Immediately Halt” Policy of Detaining Migrant Children

The United Nations human rights office says the practice “amounts to arbitrary and unlawful interference in family life, and is a serious violation of the rights of the child.”

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The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday demanded that the Trump administration "immediately halt" its policy of tearing migrant children away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, declaring that the practice "always constitutes a child rights violation." Under the administration's so-called zero tolerance policy, unveiled last

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Despite Legalization, Border Patrol Will Go After Marijuana at California Checkpoints

At highway checkpoints, Border Patrol agents look for signs of nervous drivers, like clutching steering wheels and avoiding eye contact and interrupting when passengers are asked to state citizenship. Some panicked drivers make a U-turn when they spot the checkpoint, a dead giveaway.

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Marijuana possession still will be prohibited at eight Border Patrol checkpoints in California, a reminder that state and federal laws collide when it comes to pot. The U.S. government classifies marijuana as a controlled substance, like heroin and LSD. "Prior to Jan. 1, it's going to be the same after Jan. 1, because nothing changed on our end,"

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DOJ Rejects Request For Border Patrol, US Marshalls At Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

DOJ spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said the sending border patrol and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Special Operations Group might escalate, not ease, tensions said the DOJ .

A law enforcement officer speaks to a protester against the Dakota Access Pipeline through a wall of razor wire on the Backwater Bridge over Cantapeta Creek on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2016. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

BISMARCK, N.D. — The federal government won't send 100 federal officers to help police protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota as requested, drawing a sharp rebuke Wednesday by the county sheriff who wanted the help as well as the head of the National Sheriffs' Association. Sending border patrol and members of the U.S.

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