Culture of crime and corruption within Customs and Border Protection

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent monitors single-adult male detainees at Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, U.S. July 12, 2019. Photo credit: Veronica G. Cardenas/Reuters

Vice President Mike Pence recently visited a Border Patrol detention facility in Texas, where dozens of migrants were crammed into tight quarters. The visit raised questions about U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and a nearly two-decade culture of corruption as the agency has strayed from its original post-9/11 mission.



  • Garrett Graff - journalist, historian, and director for cyber initiatives for the Aspen Digital program at the Aspen Institute - @vermontgmg