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Report calls for Border Patrol to double investigators targeting abuse of migrants

Report calls for Border Patrol to double investigators targeting abuse of migrants

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol, should add 350 criminal investigators to target internal corruption and illegal abuse of migrants, according to a homeland security report that reveals glaring problems in the agencies that police the nation's borders. The review, which was requested by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, also calls for stronger rules to prohibit Border Patrol agents from shooting people who are unarmed or who don’t present a deadly threat. The report by the Homeland Security Advisory Council is the latest to slam the Border Patrol for lack of accountability for hundreds of shootings by agents on the southwest...

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