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Deadly Patrols

Deadly Patrols

Civilian deaths at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents are increasing even though illegal immigration and assaults against agents are down. This was the conclusion of a months-long investigation by nonprofit media organizations into incidents in three border states. Reporters identified at least 14 men and boys who have died since Oct. 1, 2009 after confrontations with Border Patrol agents. Read More »

About the Series “Deadly Patrols”

About the Series “Deadly Patrols”

Civilian deaths at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents are increasing even though illegal immigration and assaults against agents are down. This was the conclusion of a months-long investigation by nonprofit media organizations into incidents in three border states. Read More »

Our Awards

Our Awards

Our Awards Best of the West Immigration and Border Reporting Second place Leonardo Castaneda and Brandon Quester “America’s Wall: Decades-long struggle to secure U.S.-Mexico border” Project Reporting Third place Brad Racino and Brandon Quester “Data, teachers’ allegations undermine Gompers’ college-ready promise” San Diego Press Club Daily newspapers and websites: Feature — serious subject Third place Brad Racino “In the shadow ... Read More »

Deadly Patrols: The one who lived to tell

Deadly Patrols: The one who lived to tell

Castro claims the agent, Abel Canales, beat him, hurled insults at him and then shot him in the side before riding away. He says he waited in the desert for an hour and a half, bleeding through his clothes, thinking about his children and preparing himself for death. Read More »