Article | June 11, 2014 | Jon Herskovitz | Reuters
Private prisons holding more than 25,000 people who violated U.S. immigration laws are cutting corners to generate profits and subjecting inmates to systematic abuse, a report released on Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union said. Read more >
Article | June 11, 2014 | Derek Wallbank and Jonathan Allen | Bloomberg
Note: The latest news report is that Eric Cantor will resign his post as House Majority Leader effective July 31
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s historic loss in yesterday’s Virginia primary sent shock waves through the Republican Party, creating an opening for a Tea Party-backed candidate to vie for a leadership post and likely cementing Washington gridlock for years. Read more >
Article | June 9, 2014 | Franco Ordoñez | The Bellingham Herald
U.S. Customs and Border Protection removed its head of internal affairs on Monday and called for a review of procedures involving the use of force following a wave of shooting deaths of unarmed civilians and hundreds of complaints of abuse by armed agents. Read more >
The U.S. Border Patrol is becoming more transparent, according to the commissioner who oversees it.
Still, there is much the agency has yet to disclose.
The agency has repeatedly used deadly force along the U.S.-Mexico border while providing little or no information about what happened or why. What follows are the stories of four notable killings that have raised unanswered questions between 2010 and 2014.
Morning Edition followed some of these stories — both reporting our series in March and since it aired. Read more >
Article | June 9, 2014 | Sam Hananel | Associated Press
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that immigrant children who waited for years with their parents to obtain visas still have to go to the back of the line when they turn 21.
In a 5-4 decision, the justices sided with the Obama administration in finding that immigration laws offer relief only to a tiny percentage of children who "age out" of the system. The majority no longer qualify for the immigration status granted to minors. Read more >