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Report: Border Patrol wrongly arrested hundreds in N.Y.


A study finds that the arrests came at the same time as an awards program at the agency.

U.S. Border Patrol agents in western New York have been rewarded with cash bonuses and Home Depot gift cards in an incentive program that has grown at the same time as has an overly aggressive enforcement culture, a new study states.

While the study does not definitively link the incentive program and the enforcement practices, the report from the New York University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic says that the Border Patrol culture -- especially at the Rochester bus and train stations -- is one that "maximizes arr...