TELL CONGRESS & PRESIDENT OBAMA:
“STOP CUSTOMS &
BORDER PATROL ABUSES!”
Have you seen the new report just released by the New York University School of Law, the New York Civil Liberties Union and Families for Freedom? “Justice Derailed” is pretty shocking, and adds to the mountain of evidence that shows Border Patrol is out of control. The report released today confirms that northern border patrol agents engaged in pervasive racial profiling during sweeps of domestic train and bus lines in upstate New York. The report revealed complaints that Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents routinely stop, question and arrest individuals, including United States citizens, and also engage in improper enforcement practices in close collaboration with state and local police in communities far from the Canadian border or a port of entry. A full copy of the report is available HERE.
In response to mounting public pressure, recent reports indicate the Administration may be abandoning random transportation sweeps in the Northern Border region. But it’s clear that Customs & Border Patrol needs a major overhaul—whether it’s repeated sexually humiliating searches of Muslims at the border, harassment of Latinos at churches and food pantries, collaboration with state and local police, or pervasive racial profiling—this agency needs to respect basic human rights.
Send a message to Congress and the President today— Border Patrol is out of control, and it’s time for change. Make your voices heard by clicking here.