In late 2017, the U.S. Border Patrol announced to currently employed Border Patrol agents that it was seeking agents for details and/or assignments to travel to Ramey Sector in Puerto Rico to assist with Hurricane Maria efforts.
The agency explicitly excluded any agents with “family ties” to Puerto Rico, thus discouraging agents from applying and/or denying them an opportunity to participate based on their own Hispanic/Puerto Rican race and/or national origin and/or association with others of Hispanic/Puerto Rican race and/or national origin.
The National Border Patrol Council then initiated informal EEO counseling and filed individual and class action complaints.
If you received or heard about the Class Action Notice or think you may be a class member, please complete the Puerto Rico Class Action Screening Questionnaire on nbpcprclassaction.com. We will then let you know whether or not you meet the criteria to be a member of the class and, if so, what the next steps are.
More information can be found on the official website, nbpcprclassaction.com