Reports tagged “Oversight”

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

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Compliance with Use of Force Policy for Incidents on November 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019

Published by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector-General on August 24, 2020.

Examines two incidents of cross-border use of tear gas and other crowd control measures during the arrival of a “migrant caravan” in Tijuana, and finds only minor wrongdoing. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)

Tags: Border Patrol, CBP, Crowd Control, Oversight, San Diego, Use of Force

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