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U.S. Border Patrol’s Use of Excessive Force Continues to Go Unpunished

Promised change has been slow to come to the allegedly dysfunctional federal law enforcement agency.

US- Mexico border separating Tijuana and San Diego. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Many people, including the President, say that the U.S. immigration system is broken. Last year, the Obama administration promised to crack down on Border Patrol agents who use excessive force; however, “no shooting cases have been resolved, no agents have been disciplined, a review panel has yet to issue recommendations, and the top two jobs in internal affairs are vacant,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Reminder: There Is No More INS, So Stop Looking for It

According to a government official, many people have no idea who's in charge of American immigration anymore.

Today on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services blog—yes, such a thing exists—a USCIS team member notes that tens of thousands a people a month still come to his department's website to search for the department of Immigration and Naturalization Services, or "the INS." Why "still"? Because the INS hasn't existed for about eight years now.

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