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PBS Investigation Finds Border Patrol Abuses
July 30, 2012
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The PBS documentary program
Need to Know
, a MacArthur grantee, uncovered instances of abuse at U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention centers.
Crossing the Line
interviews a former Border Patrol agent, who blows the whistle on overcrowding, deprivation of food and water, and physical abuse. The series elicited a
from several members of Congress, who are concerned about the Border Patrol’s commitment to preventing the mistreatment of detained immigrants.
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