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Border Patrol agents rarely fired for misconduct amid calls for reform

Throughout 2020, U.S. Border Patrol agents were found to have assaulted people, engaged in corruption and broken rules on alcohol and drug use, such as driving under the influence, according to a new report

In the vast majority of cases, the agents were disciplined with a written reprimand or counseling, the report said. Less than 2% of complaints of Border Patrol misconduct resulted in agents being removed from their posts and less than 4% lost their jobs, according to the report on disciplinary action released Thursday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency overseeing Border Patrol.