What is the biggest risk in crossing the border?
Being caught by border patrol agent in the process of a search.
Being taken by a coyote to a farm.
Being left unattended for too long at a border crossing.
Being refused entry to a destination for the wrong reason.
Being denied a boarding pass for a trip across the border.
Being asked to leave the country for being drunk.
Being forced to sit for hours on a border checkpoint.
Being searched in the back of a car for weapons or drugs.
Being put into a car to be picked up by agents after being found to be drunk or high.
Being detained at a checkpoint for hours without being allowed to call a lawyer.
Being required to lie down to sleep on a bench in a detention center while agents continue to search you.
Being placed into solitary confinement in a prison cell while agents search you for contraband.
Being held in a cell for days without being able to call an attorney or family member.
Being questioned for hours while agents watch from the outside and try to determine whether you are an enemy combatant.
Being ordered to take a lie detector test.
Being sent to a military base in Texas without permission or being told why.
Being told that your passport or driver’s license will be confiscated if you are suspected of being an enemy of the United States.
Being fingerprinted and photographed without a warrant or being given a copy of the test.
Being forcibly separated from your children.
Being stripped naked and forced to urinate in front of a border agent.
Being given a strip search by an agent in a border town.
Being pulled off a bus and held hostage while agents interrogate you about a criminal case you are not charged with in. 23.
Being beaten and threatened with physical violence by agents of a different agency.
Being arrested and charged with a crime for simply having an idea.
Being handcuffed to a wall at a federal detention center.
Being transferred from a federal prison to a private facility, often without being provided any notice of the transfer or a chance to explain why you are being held there.
Being subjected to repeated interrogations by agents from different agencies.
Being released from a prison after being accused of committing a crime, but still being held for another day without a lawyer present.
Being locked in a dark room at night while an agent searches your home for drugs, weapons, or other contraband, or a warrant is issued.
Being threatened with being deported after being released from prison.
Being tortured by agents, and often with threats of violence, while in solitary confinement.
Being interrogated in front the public and being denied access to family members and lawyers.
Being called a terrorist by the police while you are held without charge.
Being used as a bargaining chip in a case in which an agent of the Border Patrol is trying to extract information about the activities of a rival group of Border Patrol agents, in order to force a settlement in the case.
Being confined in a jail for months without being given any information about your case or any opportunity to challenge the decision to hold you.
Being shackled to a metal chair for days at a time while agents sit on top of you and attempt to determine what you have done to be considered a threat to the agents.
Being thrown from a building while agents lie on top and examine you.
Being transported across the U.S. to a foreign country by a private contractor and being asked to provide personal information about yourself.
Being made to sit in a holding cell for hours after being caught urinating in a public restroom, while agents are present and attempt a urine test.
Being escorted across the nation by private security contractors and being subjected to a search by agents in an effort to determine your whereabouts.
Being physically assaulted while being held by Border Patrol officers.
Being verbally abused and intimidated while in a custody cell by Border Protection officers, while others lie in wait outside to be questioned.
Being imprisoned in a police station for months or years while agents attempt to locate your family and search your home.
Being accused of being a drug trafficker while in custody and being held without access to lawyers.
Being incarcerated in a solitary cell for months at a detention facility after being arrested for a crime you did not commit.
Being assaulted while incarcerated in solitary for months.
Being sexually abused while in police custody while agents use your testimony against you.
Being raped while being detained at the border, while other prisoners are allowed to go home to their families.
Being subject to humiliating searches in which agents remove clothing from you and your belongings, while you cannot call a doctor, eat, or sleep