A recent report written by Daniel E. Martínez, an assistant professor of sociology at George Washington University for The American Immigration Council, reports that excessive force and physical abuse and excessive force top the list of hundreds of complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents., The complaints include charges that agents kicked a pregnant woman, stomped on a man and physically forced a minor to sign a document.
The accusations are based on government data obtained by the advocacy group the American Immigration Council via a Freedom of Information Act request.
The report states that “Although it is not possible to determine which cases had merit and which did not, it is astonishing that, among those cases in which a formal decision was issued, 97 percent resulted in ‘No Action Taken,”
From Tucson, NPR’s Ted Robbins reported:
We follow this issue closely; I am one of those who think that immigrants are valuable assets to our country. Therefore, I applaud the President´s interest in making it easier for those who are in the country to remain. Like all Americans, I want the laws that make this country great obeyed by all, including the border patrol agents who guard our frontiers with other nations.
I am Attorney Martin E. Regan, Jr. and these are my personal thoughts.