Flagrant Abuse Goes Unchecked
by the American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center
.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) oﬃcers across the country routinely disregard the
legal rights of both immigrants and U.S. citizens. Along the northern and southern borders, CBP
oﬃcers, including Border Patrol agents, routinely overstep the boundaries of their authority by
conducting enforcement activities outside border regions, making racially motivated arrests,
employing coercive interrogation tactics, and imprisoning arrestees under inhumane conditions.
sit in a holding cell at the
U.S. Border Patrol detainee
processing center on April 11,
2013, in McAllen, Texas.
PHOTO BY JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES