PBS Documentary on Border Patrol abuse to be broadcast Friday July 20: Crossing the Line, Part 2

I usually don’t copy & paste entire articles, but besides the blurb on the PBS special this is just links to other Union Tribune articles on the murder of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas …

San Diego Union Tribune: Border Patrol focus of new documentary: PBS investigates allegations of Border Patrol abuses (July 18 2012)

The U.S. Border Patrol continues to get attention for its treatment of immigrants from allegations of sexual and physical abuse to theft of documents and racism at the nation’s edges.

PBS, the National Institute and the Investigative News Network has produced a second “Need to Know: Crossing the Line” documentary about the agency that commands thousands of agents. It will air Friday July 20.

The trailer describes the documentary this way: “In the rush to stem the tide of undocumented immigrants, has Border Patrol committed widespread abuse on American soil? A former Border Patrol agent blows the whistle on unacceptable conditions in detention centers, including massive over-crowding and detainees who claim they were deprived of food and water.”

The first in the series covered the deaths of several immigrants while in the custody or during interaction with border agencies including the well-known case of San Diego man Anastasio Hernandez Rojas. (Watch: Crossing the Line Part 1)

For more about the Hernandez Rojas case:


Part 1 of the series is here …

Need to Know: Crossing the line at the border, Part 1

Watch Crossing the line at the border on PBS. See more from Need To Know.

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