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The Thin Green Line

  • Max Cheney, Director/Producer
  • Jeremy Scott, Director/Producer

The US-Mexico border, patrolled by the green Border Patrol SUVs

About the Project

As high-profile trials against U.S. Border Patrol agents reach a climax, the Trump administration plots to hire thousands of new agents with scant oversight, going so far as to send the National Guard to the border. THE THIN GREEN LINE confronts this alarming prospect by critically examining the past, present, and future of the Border Patrol.

With illegal immigration at an all-time low, but migrant deaths soaring, has the agency left behind its shockingly violent past?