border patrol

The Secret Agent

Apr 19, 2017 By John Nova Lomax

Over the course of his legendary career, customs officer Hipolito Acosta saw terrible suffering in Mexico. Today, he worries about both sides of the border.

Where Are the Videos?

Jun 15, 2014 By Nate Blakeslee

If the Border Patrol really wants to be more transparent, it should release key surveillance footage of questionable shooting incidents.

Who Will Watch the Watchers?

Apr 8, 2014 By Nate Blakeslee

Heightened security measures along the border—including a dramatic increase in personnel and highly sophisticated military equipment—have made that part of our state resemble a war zone. As violent clashes with Mexican citizens increase, a crucial question emerges: Who will hold the U.S. Border Patrol accountable?


Jan 20, 2013 By Nate Blakeslee

Despite rampant fears to the contrary, the bloody drug violence in Mexico hasn’t spilled over into Texas—but that doesn’t mean it’s not transforming life all along the border.