Immigration

CLINT, TX - JULY 01: Rep.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) addresses the media after touring the Clint, TX Border Patrol Facility housing  children on July 1, 2019 in Clint, Texas. Reports of inhumane conditions have plagued the facility where migrant children are being held. (Photo by Christ Chavez/Getty Images)
on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
The Secret Border Patrol Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths
In Case You Missed It

TPM’s Matt Shuham obtained internal emails among law enforcement in New Mexico earlier this year as officials grappled with how to respond to reports that a right-wing so-called “militia” was taking it upon itself to detain border crossers. “In any other circumstance this could/or would likely be a crime,” the head of New Mexico State Police wrote in one thread.

on June 19, 2018 in El Paso, Texas.
Have You Detected The Pattern?

With the right wing extremists, you often end up not just with the toxic rhetoric and vigilanteism. There’s frequently something else. In the case of Jim Benvie, the new criminal charge of allegedly impersonating a federal agent fits the bill given his fixation with the border. But the alleged child cancer scam in Oklahoma (not a border state!) takes it to a whole other level. TPM alum Nick Martin has been on the case, and we catch you up.

on April 28, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress.  (Photo by Rick Loomis/Getty Images)
Years Ago, the Border Patrol’s Discipline System Was Denounced as ‘Broken.’ It’s Still Not Fixed.
Years Ago, the Border Patrol’s Discipline System Was Denounced as “Broken.” It’s Still Not Fixed.
The GOP Doesn’t Actually Care If You Call Them ‘Concentration Camps’
This bad faith criticism isn’t based on a great deal of care for the feelings of Jews or a deep understanding of the Holocaust.
TANGIER ISLAND, VA - DECEMBER 15:   on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Tangier, Va. (Photo by Jay Westcott/For The Washington Post)
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