Group alleges abuse by Border Patrol
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BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) - Immigrant advocates allege a culture of cruelty exists within the U.S. Border Patrol. A report released Wednesday by the group No More Deaths says it bases its allegations on years of interviews wit h illegal immigrants apprehended in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border.
No More Deaths says their findings demonstrate the abuse, neglect, and dehumanization of migrants and shows migrants denied food and water, emergency medical treatment and that suspected illegal immigrants are often kept in processing centers with inhumane conditions, according to a report obtained by the Sierra Vista Herald/Review.
Border Patrol public information officer Colleen Agle says purported acts of mistreatment or agent misconduct will not be tolerated in any way. Agle says any agent that does not adhere to the highest standards of conduct will be identified and investigated.
Information from: Sierra Vista Herald, http://www.svherald.com
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