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Bordering on Insecurity: Texas Tribune Series Looks at Border Corruption Amongst US Law Enforcement

When we think about protecting the Texas-Mexico border, we often think about stopping illegal activity happening on the other side of the Rio Grande. However, a series of reports from The Texas Tribune and Reveal highlights illegal activity happening not only here on the US side of the border but among those tasked with policing […]

Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaWhen we think about protecting the Texas-Mexico border, we often think about stopping illegal activity happening on the other side of the Rio Grande.

However, a series of reports from The Texas Tribune and Reveal highlights illegal activity happening not only here on the US side of the border but among those tasked with policing it – members of US law enforcement.

This week's stories are part of a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration called Bordering on Insecurity.

To tell us more, we talk with Texas Tribune investigative reporter Jay Root, one of several reporters who contributed to the series.

MORE:
Cracks in the Wall: When Border Watchdogs Turn Criminal (Texas Tribune, July 7, 2016)
Agent, Smuggler Joined Together for Love and Money (Texas Tribune, July 6, 2016)
Headless Body Leads to Arrest of Border Patrol Agent (Texas Tribune, July 5, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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