Democrats ask for information on specialized Border Patrol teams


House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) makes an opening statement during a hearing on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 to discuss combating ransomware attacks.

Congressional Democrats on Monday called on the Biden administration to clarify the Border Patrol’s internal investigations into allegations of misconduct by agents.

In a Monday letter to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Chris Magnus, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairs of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee, asked about the Border Patrol’s use of “critical incident teams” (CITs) to respond to emergencies and investigate allegations against agents.

“Congress has not provided the U.S. Border Patrol with specific authority to conduct investigations of its agents’ misconduct, and the CBP Commissioner…

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