Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #BorderPatrol

Most recents (24)

Friday, U.S. #BorderPatrol Agent Jauregui stood in the middle of the road at Scheurbach (Butterfly Park Dr) & Military, to create his own immigration checkpoint. There, he blocked our staff, in the company vehicle, from passing. 🧵
He stopped & questioned them about their citizenship, jobs, etc. You have to love the way this Mexican-American agent assumes our employees must be "janitors." Although we have egregious interactions with USBP agents often, staff was surprised by this action; for that reason, >
all of the agent's actions & questions were not caught by them, but they will be from now on. However, Agent Jauregui was wearing a body camera. We are waiting to see whether his watch commander will confirm that, as well as our experience--but we're not holding our breath >
Read 10 tweets
#Uvalde #BorderPatrol Paying respect to a real hero, #JacobAlbarado — an off duty border patrol agent, whose wife was a 4th grade teacher at Uvalde. His second grade daughter also went to the school. His wife texted him she needed help because of an active shooter,
while he was in the middle of a hair cut. He borrowed his barbers gun… went into the school despite the police chief who ordered all to stand down. Rescued his daughter and wife. And didn’t stop there. He continued to rescue children and kill the gunman,
along with another off duty border patrol agent who was eating lunch and drove 40 miles to jump into action. These men need to be recognized, but I don’t know the name of the second. Thank God for these heroes who put an end to this tragedy!!
Read 4 tweets
The shooter fired for 12 minutes outside #RobbSchool, engaging with police. Then went inside for an HOUR. Cowardly, despicable cops!

#GregAbbott Image
Read 4 tweets
#TexasSchoolMassacre happened after a kid dropped out at #Ulvade . #SalvadorRamos was bullied
#SalvadorRamos only just turned 18. Failed to graduate.
Shared information about obtaining weapons
Read 9 tweets
Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/02/2022…
A Billion Years of Time Are Mysteriously Missing. Scientists Think They Know Why.…
#GrandCanyon, #geology, #GreatUnconformity, #TectonicModel
What Happens Next in Ukraine Could Change Europe Forever | Time…
#InternationalRelations, #russia, #ukraine, #europe
Read 20 tweets
When we talk about #WhiteSupremacy being systemic, this is what we mean (A THREAD🧵):
The issues at our border didn’t end when Trump’s inhumane “#FamilySeparation” policies ended.
The racism and classism against people from countries like #Haiti didn’t magically disappear when President Biden took office.
Read 6 tweets
A short story of #BorderPatrol calling INM (National Institute of Migration) to kick us off of mountain (in Mexico) documenting “paused” border wall construction project (or what remains of it).
My good friend Dan has been monitoring border wall construction projects for nearly 2 years in the Otay Mountain Wilderness, from Tijuana side, with rarely any problems. His witness to the destruction has been extremely important. See this video from a month ago.
As we climbed, we could hear a single clincking of working metal in the distance. It appeared to us that a backhoe was digging a trench on the secondary border wall line. Several #BorderPatrol vehicles were in the area.
Read 8 tweets
#AnastasioHernandezRojas was beaten, tased & tortured to death by border agents. His family has struggled to find justice since 2010. This week @AllianceSnDiego @BerkeleyLaw filing of new testimony from former high-ranking DHS officials point to @CBP cover up in case before IACHR
Full press release here on #AnastasioHernandezRojas case before IACHR here:…
45 pgs of testimony by former DHS Assistant Inspector Gen John Dupuy, former CBP Asst Commissioner for Internal Affairs James Tomsheck, & former CBP Deputy Asst Commissioner for Internal Affairs James Wong explain how @CBP obstructed investigations: #AnastasioHernandezRojas
Read 11 tweets
In Portland & elsewhere, it's not Trump's "secret" police or a new paramilitary force. This is the #BorderPatrol, & bipartisan Congresses for decades have bloated its budget & enabled it to act with impunity in our communities along the US-Mexico border. We breathe this reality.
I've described here how from Nixon to Trump and all in-between, the militarization of border communities, including quadrupling Border Patrol personnel, set-up a formula for an unaccountable police force.

Now it's ready to usurp local police power.…
Emboldened by a white supremacist with authoritarian aspirations, this formula becomes a greater threat to you and the Constitution meant to protect you because Border Patrol enjoys unprecedented powers within 100 air miles "from any external boundary.”…
Read 12 tweets
1) How @USBPChief is creating 1930s style propaganda that equates migrants w/ #COVID19. Bookmark this thread. @USBPChief has been slowing putting out pics and videos showing migrants, specifically Brown migrants, and suggesting they are infected w/disease.
2) You should know that Americans are far more likely to have #COVID19 with over 2 million infected. You should also know that @USBPChief is using this disinformation to justify subverting justice in the immigration system by denying asylum seekers their right to claim asylum.
3) This is a sample of how he is spreading this propaganda even though he is not testing these asylum seekers and has no evidence that they are infected.
Read 14 tweets
1) Where do bad cops go when fired? Many times they go to @USBPChief @CBP @ICEgov. This is a story of one such case. In 2012, #BorderPatrol agents went to a Chula Vista apartment looking for a man named Ibarra. They were in plain clothes. All agents had their badge showing but
2) one. That one was Justin Tackett who had his badge hidden. They knocked on the door and when the door opened, they asked for Ibarra. Valeria Tachiquin said he was in the shower. She gathered her things as she was on her way out. Agent Tackett asked if she had the right to be
3) in the apartment. She did not answer. You should know that Tachiquin was a US citizen and when agents said they were Border Patrol, she wanted to get out of there bc she’d grown up in Chula Vista and was used to Border Patrol harassment as a Latina. As she left,
Read 18 tweets
1) Thread on @USBPChief #BorderPatrol trophy pics: what is a trophy pic? It’s a pic of what agents are proud of. I am used to seeing drug trophy pics. Harmless in most cases. Used to seeing pics of agents rendering aid to migrants who were forced to cross in dangerous terrain bc
2) agents will no longer do their jobs and have shut down the asylum process. Used to trophy pics of various seizures. What I never got used to were the agents who took really grotesque trophy shots. What I find even more bizarre is how the @USBPChief PR team thinks these pics
3) are okay to share with the world. So, please pardon me for sharing these, but they are actual pics that make my point. Warning: they are sensitive and show migrants in distress. These are actual photos that #BorderPatrol chiefs tweet out and are proud of.
Read 16 tweets
1) On this 96th anniversary of the U.S. Border Patrol, let us take a moment to pay tribute to those who came before and those serving today. @USBPChief #BorderPatrol…
Read 28 tweets
2) Remember what I talked about in this interview?…
3) Remember this article about the Game of Smiles from my friend former Commissioner of CBP Internal Affairs?…
Read 12 tweets
2019 in Review📅Article by @charlottecuthbo (Thread👇)

#BorderCrisis Peak, #Mexico Cooperation, and Judicial Wrangling

The year began with President Trump declaring a #NationalEmergency at the southern #Border.…
The #BorderCrisis escalated, and in May, nearly 133,000 #IllegalAliens were apprehended by #BorderPatrol, with a further 11,000 presenting at ports of entry without legal documentation.

By the end of fiscal 2019, almost 1 million people had entered the US illegally.
Over 600,000 of them were either individuals within a family unit or unaccompanied minors—both vulnerable populations that often arrived sick and required more care than #BorderPatrol was set up to provide.
Read 23 tweets
There is a huge #MeToo movement waiting to happen in the Border Patrol. I am saddened that .@USBPChief did not make this happen. This is everyday life for women in this agency. I know first hand.…
Very proud of this agent for filing charges. I will go be by her side if she asks. She will be retaliated against the rest of her career.
Read 3 tweets
A #BorderPatrol agent holds a migrant child at the Central Processing Facility in Donna, TX. Behind the photo: On July 17, McAllen USBP agents encountered a group of 12 people comprised of family units and unaccompanied children who turned themselves in.
Record checks revealed an individual traveling with his alleged son had 2 previous immigration arrests in El Paso Sector just in the past month. Given the recent apprehensions and the age of the child, Agents requested the assistance of HSI to administer a rapid DNA test.
The test revealed there is no parent-child relationship. The man admitted he was not the child’s father, but knew the mother and had permission to the take the child. The man admitted that it is common knowledge in Honduras that if you bring a child, you will be released.
Read 3 tweets
1 A photographic look at Pence @VP visit to 2 TX detention centers w 7 #GOP senators. A thread about photo access and visual framing in an age of hate and hysteria. The entourage facing US handiwork without game faces. (screenshot: @Reuters)
2 Let's be mindful of goal: to counteract shocking pix from last 2 urgent @DHSOIG (random) inspection visual reports, the @HispanicCaucus pix from Clint, & #BorderPatrol FB scandal. Paradoxically, aim is to show previous scenes inaccurate, yet still "tough stuff" (& blame Dems).
3 One of goals of @VP trip was to insulate/defend #BorderPatrol from reports about its almost 10k member private racially/sexually toxic FB group. Did address this in context of border visit day before in San Diego in response to q's. Via @joshdawsey @washingtonpost pool report.
Read 25 tweets
1/ We got our hands on screenshots from a secret FB group for current and former Border Patrol agents. They joke about migrant deaths, including the death of a teen in their care, and post racist, sexist memes.

Here's what we found.
2/ These are responses from #BorderPatrol agents to a post of a news story about a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant who died in May while in custody at a Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas.
3/ Here, agents joke about throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress who are scheduled to visit a troubled Border Patrol facility today.
Read 13 tweets
"The smugglers will transport people that aren't turning themselves into #BorderPatrol. They sometimes stash hundreds of people in square footage that's really equipped for about four or five people."

Video by @charlottecuthbo
"Just imagine a 20 by 20 space and having 70 people go in that space…That was one of the most horrific structures I've seen since I've been doing this job, and I've been doing border security and enforcement for over 24 years."

Video by @charlottecuthbo
Read 4 tweets
VIDEO THREAD: Smuggling and Stash Houses on the Border

1/3 "The smugglers will transport people that aren't turning themselves into #BorderPatrol. They sometimes stash hundreds of people in square footage that's really equipped for about four or five people." — @CBPSouthTexas
2/3 "That was one of the most horrific structures I've seen since I've been doing this job, and I've been doing border security and enforcement for over 24 years." @ICEgov
3/3 "There's a lot of money in smuggling humans. It could cost anywhere, per head, on a per alien basis, as low as $1,500 to as high as $15,000." — @SheriffGuerra
Read 3 tweets
Out with #BorderPatrol in Mission, Texas, and just caught 7 Chinese, 1 Mexican, and 1 El Salvadoran minor. All trying to evade capture. Chinese man said he paid $15k for the whole package (flights to Mexico, smuggled across border)
Only one of the Chinese people would speak to us. Thank you to our colleague who translated by phone! out with #BorderPatrol in McAllen, Texas.
The Chinese man said he plans to claim asylum from persecution, but couldn’t say why he didn’t just fly straight into the United States and do that. He said a friend in Beijing put him in contact with a smuggler. #borderpatrol Mission, Texas. @rgv3307
Read 13 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!