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Thursday, 8 May 2014

US-Mexico Border Patrol Agents Can Get Away With Pretty Much Anything

Vice News
Alex Speri

A border patrol agent kicked a pregnant, undocumented immigrant he was apprehending, causing her to miscarry.

Another smashed an immigrant’s head against a rock, causing a hematoma. Another stomped on an immigrant’s back, while he was on the ground. Yet another stripped an immigrant and left him naked in a cell, calling him “faggot and homo.”
'Along with immigration reform we would really love to see more accountability.'
These are only some of the allegations of abuse recorded in a report released on Tuesday by the American Immigration Council (AIC), an immigrant advocacy group.

Whatever happened to immigration reform? Read more here.
The list of accusations, which were gathered from 809 reports of abuse obtained by researchers through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation, included reports of immigrants being pepper-sprayed, kicked while already in handcuffs, and grabbed from the throat.

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