Lawmakers File a Bipartisan Bill on CBP Oversight

*Editor's Note: This story has been updated with a statement from the National Treasury Employees Union, which includes CBP officers.

Border lawmakers from opposing parties introduced legislation this week that would increase the monitoring of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s use-of-force practices and create a uniform complaint process to address allegations of misconduct by agency officials.

U.S. Reps. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, and Steve Pearce, R-N.M., filed the Border Accountability and Community Engagement bill. The proposal comes after a New Mexico woman was made to undergo a rectal and vaginal probe in El Paso ...

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