Jul 24, 2014 — Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
Jul 11, 2014 — The practice came under fire last week, when opponents prevented two buses holding detained migrants from entering a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif.
Jul 9, 2014 — The number of Central American children seeking entry into the U.S. has grown dramatically. The U.N. calls it a refugee crisis, but the GOP blames administration policies for encouraging migrants.
Jul 2, 2014 — The buses were carrying nearly 140 people who had reportedly crossed the border in Texas. The protest drew a counterprotest by advocates for immigrants.
Jun 20, 2014 — The Obama administration says it will boost enforcement efforts — and try to dispel beliefs among migrants that new U.S. policies allow them to enter the country illegally.
May 31, 2014 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said the release was a push for more transparency. The agency had previously declined to make changes recommended by the panel.
May 7, 2014 — The complaints include accusations that agents kicked a pregnant woman, stomped on a man and physically forced a minor to sign a document. A fraction of them resulted in disciplinary action.
Mar 7, 2014 — An independent panel had recommended the restrictions, but the agency refused saying it would put Border Patrols in danger. The chief of the agency said the new policy aims to make agents safer.
Feb 27, 2014 — An independent review, obtained by The Los Angeles Times, found in some cases agents created pretexts to use deadly force against rock throwers.
Oct 2, 2012 — The agents worked out of the recently renamed Brian Terry station near Tucson. Terry was an agent killed in 2010. His death revealed the "Fast and Furious" program — a botched effort to track drug cartels by allowing guns to go south of the border.