The Harms of Border Patrol on Daily Life Along the Texas Border
In Texas border communities, Border Patrol agents are everywhere: schools, hospitals, grocery stores, and other public spaces. Between September 2021 and May 2022, the ACLU of Texas interviewed 152 people living in the Rio Grande Valley.
We found that Border Patrol’s indiscriminate harassment and baseless traffic stops make our border feel less safe for citizens, green card holders, and undocumented residents alike.
Lead Communications Strategist Matt Levin contributed to this report. Former ACLU of Texas border and immigrants' rights team members Norma Herrera, Shaw Drake, Lorena Soto, Carla Aldrete Fiscal, and Emily London also contributed to this report.