Voices strong concerns about where a culture of cruelty and impunity is leading U.S. border agencies, and points to ways out.
Looks at how CBP misspent much of $192 million that Congress had appropriated to attend to the humanitarian needs of migrants in custody. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
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)
“Overall, the majority of respondents reported their facilities were prepared to address COVID-19.” The report makes no recommendations. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
The result of congressionally mandated unannounced inspections of CBP holding facilities. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
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)
A detailed look at the funding, management, and legal authority for the Trump administration’s deployments of military personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border. (Link at dodig.mil)
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.
Finds serious fault with CBP’s handling of the health of children in custody and its use of funds designated by Congress for humanitarian purposes. (Link at gao.gov)
Finds major, basic shortcomings in CBP’s planning and purchasing as it built Donald Trump’s border wall.
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 look at continual growth in Homeland Security budgeting and capabilities in the pre-Trump years.