The US Border Patrol recently ordered an investigation into
allegations that its agents were mistreating illegal immigrants entering
the United States, said Michael Fisher, the agency’s chief.
In the Border Patrol, “We do take all those (allegations) very
seriously,” Fisher said Wednesday at a House of Representatives hearing.
The allegations were made by non-governmental organizations that operate along the US border with Mexico.
“We turned all of those allegations of misconduct over to the
office of the inspector general” of the Homeland Security Department,
Fisher told the House Appropriations Homeland Security subcommittee.
He also pledged to provide “all the relevant information” to
investigators. He was unable to say how many investigations were being