Groups See Release of CBP Directive as a First Step

EL PASO — Texas-based civil liberties and immigrant rights groups are welcoming the release of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s use-of-force policy and a new directive for U.S. Border Patrol agents as a signal of greater transparency, but those groups — along with some Texas congressmen — argue that more should be done.

The advocates say that more directives should be made public and that the agency should also address activity by CBP officers at the ports of entry, not just Border Patrol agents. 

On Friday, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher instructed field agents to avoid shooting ...

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