Melissa del Bosque

'The Douglas mafia' rose through the ranks to lead the Border Patrol. Now they’re leaving it in crisis

On a Saturday evening in late September, Deputy Chief Scott Luck gathered with family and friends in the crystal-chandeliered ballroom of the Trump National Golf Club, nestled along the shores of the Potomac River in Virginia, to celebrate his retirement after 33 years in the U.S. Border Patrol.

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Border agents can now get classified intel — and experts say it's a perilous policy

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The case that made an a former ICE attorney realize the government was relying on false 'evidence' against migrants

Laura Peña could see that her 36-year-old client was wasting away. Gaunt and haggard after nearly two months in jail, he ran his fingers through his hair and opened his hands to show her the clumps that were falling out. He was so distraught that his two young children had been taken from him at the border, he could barely speak without weeping.

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The secretive gang databases that immigration officials are using to deny migrant asylum claims

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Thanks to NAFTA, Conditions for Mexican Factory Workers Like Rosa Moreno Are Getting Worse

It was Saturday night, and, as usual, Rosa Moreno was getting ready to work the night shift at the factory.

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Hey, Anderson Cooper -- Stop Stoking Racist Fears About Mexican Drug Cartels Invading U.S. Cities

On March 25, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° rolled into El Paso to report on Mexican drug-cartel violence. Cooper was one more in a recent wave of national news heavy hitters to parachute in, scare the pants off millions of viewers, then jet off to the next headline destination.

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