Reports tagged “Detention”

Links to long-form information about U.S. border governance and migration

The Trump Administration’s Mistreatment of Detained Immigrants: Deaths and Deficient Medical Care by For-Profit Detention Contractors

Published by the House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on September 24, 2020.

A 14-month investigation by House committee staff finds poor conditions and urgent health risks for migrants in ICE’s network of privatized detention centers. (Link at oversight.house.gov)

Tags: Congress, Detention, ICE, Organizational Culture, Oversight, Public Health

7 Humane, Effective Border and Migration Measures in the House’s 2021 Homeland Security Appropriation

Published by the Washington Office on Latin America on July 27, 2020.

An overview of key measures in the House of Representatives’ version of the 2021 DHS appropriation, including cutting border wall spending, defunding “Remain in Mexico,” reducing ICE detention, and others.

Tags: Border Patrol, Budget, CBP, Detention, Fencing, ICE, Legislation, Oversight, Processing, Remain in Mexico

Decision: U.S. Customs and Border Protection—Obligations of Amounts Appropriated in the 2019 Emergency Supplemental

Published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on June 11, 2020.

GAO finds that CBP failed to spend emergency funds for detained migrants’ consumables, medical care, and humane processing as Congress intended, instead devoting the money to items like boats, dirt bikes, and office upgrades. (Link at gao.gov)

Tags: Budget, Congress, Detention, Institutional Culture