Top stories: ICE detainees have calls blocked; Hispanic leaders demand body cams

Top Stories

SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — Border Report’s California, El Paso region and South Texas correspondents share the top stories from along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Here are the headlines for June 25 from the Border Report team.

ICE allegedly prevents detainees from calling certain California numbers for help

Advocacy groups are claiming detainees at the Otay Mesa Detention Center are not being allowed to call them because administrators have blocked certain outbound phone numbers.

Both the Otay Mesa Detention Resistance and Pueblo Sin Fronteras say CoreCivic, the private company that runs the facility, has blocked their numbers making it impossible for anyone from inside the facility to reach them.

Hispanic leaders want police officers to wear body cams and answer to civilian review board

Black and Latino leaders here observed Juneteenth with a show of solidarity against police brutality.

Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) gathered in front of the El Paso County Courthouse on Friday to call for mandatory use of police body cameras, a community rights training course and the establishment of a citizens review board.

Visit the homepage for the latest exclusive stories and breaking news about issues along the United States-Mexico border.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

California Correspondent Latest Stories

More Salvador Rivera

El Paso Correspondent Latest Stories

More Julian Resendiz

South Texas Correspondent Latest Stories

More Sandra Sanchez

Washington D.C.

More Washington D.C.

About Border Report

The mission of is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.