Details examples of human rights abuse by CBP personnel, reported by migrants to asylum officers and uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
The latest in a series of updates about the harms of the Title 42 expulsions policy.
This compendium of recommendations includes an extensive “migration and border policy” section.
A public defender in El Paso ran up against the Trump administration’s early rollout of its family separation policy.
ICE deported back to Guatemala hundreds of people who tested positive for COVID-19.
Voices strong concerns about where a culture of cruelty and impunity is leading U.S. border agencies, and points to ways out.
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)
A year-long study based on site visits to eight ICE detention centers finds deficient medical care, abuse of solitary confinement, challenges accessing legal services, and unsanitary conditions. (Link at homeland.house.gov)
Tianna Spears, a diplomat assigned to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, recounts the difficulty she consistently experienced re-entering the United States, as an African-American person, through CBP’s ports of entry.
Finds major, basic shortcomings in CBP’s planning and purchasing as it built Donald Trump’s border wall.
A report on ICE’s new practice, during the COVID-19 pandemic, of giving migrants in family detention the choice of either separating from their children or staying together in indefinite detention.
Noting that “the functions of border security and immigration enforcement…have grown disproportionately large in size and broad in scope, without the necessary oversight and accountability structures,” the security think-tank proposes a series of reforms.
A harrowing account, using testimonies from detained migrant women, of abuse amid COVID-19 fears in a privately run Louisiana ICE detention center.
GAO “found that separations from June 2018 through March 2019 weren’t accurately tracked—and agents inconsistently recorded details.” (link at gao.gov)
GAO finds that when DHS components fail to share information with each other on apprehended migrant families, the Department “risks removing individuals from the country who may be eligible for relief or protection based on their family relationships.” (link at gao.gov)
An investigation of 17 adults and 9 children who had been separated in CBP custody finds “pervasive symptoms and behaviors consistent with trauma.”
An investigation of the policymaking process within the Trump administration and the outsized role played by a 34-year-old hardliner in the White House.
A cohort of Border Patrol agents who served together in Douglas, Arizona in the 2000s rose to the topmost ranks and leaves a difficult legacy.
An investigation into the human consequences of giving broad discretionary powers to an agency with insufficient training and capacity.