Days after he was supposed to be in a children’s shelter, Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died of the flu near the toilet in his Border Patrol holding cell.
As the Trump administration ratchets up its dehumanization of migrants, we Americans stand to lose our moral center.
“We’re definitely seeing a race to the bottom in terms of the dehumanization of immigrants,” the lawyer said.
The acting Border Patrol chief steps down as migrant children go without soap or toothpaste and bodies are found along the Rio Grande.
The overnight move comes as ACLU files complaints alleging human rights violations.
“It’s really out of control. It’s bad,” said one official of the surge in families streaming across the border.
"The Border Patrol has no reason to expect that this trend will decrease; in fact we believe it will increase," said Border Patrol chief of operations.
As government land seizures roil the Valley, a German-born artist points to stark historical parallels.
The civil rights group filed a complaint one day after the Border Patrol postponed an Election Day "crowd control" exercise.
The decision to postpone the exercise in El Paso, the home of U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, comes amid widespread criticism by members of Congress and civil rights groups.