PBS Investigation Finds Border Patrol Abuses
July 30, 2012 | From the field | Journalism & Media, Migration
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 strong reaction from several members of Congress, who are concerned about the Border Patrol’s commitment to preventing the mistreatment of detained immigrants.