Investigation finds CBP inappropriately targeted some US citizens at border
Tensions were up when two individuals climbed the bollard fence to detach the razor-sharp c-wire that was installed on the top section of the bollard fence in Playas de Tijuana. - Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

SAN DIEGO — A federal investigation found that border officials in San Diego in 2018 likely violated agency policies by placing alerts on certain U.S. citizens linked to a caravan of Central American asylum seekers — subjecting them to unnecessary inspections, causing at least one person to be denied entry into Mexico and compromising sensitive personal information by sharing it with the Mexican government. Overall, the probe by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General found that border authorities had legitimate reasons to launch the tracking operation against 51 Amer...